Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fayetteville,near Eureka Springs Arkansa

Heritage trails running through Fayetteville include the Trail of Tears, Civil War troop movement, and Butterfield Overland Mail Co. Stagecoach route. A Trail of Tears monument is located on Ark. 62 near the University of Arkansas. Homes still stand that Civil War troops passed by - the most well known being the Tebbetts House. Built about 1852, the house still stands and is known as the Headquarters House because it was used by both the Confederate and Union armies. Today it is the headquarters for the Washington County Historical Society. A marker in front of the old Washington County Courthouse commemorates the Butterfield Overland Trail. The courthouse sits on the grounds of what was once the Butterfield Stables. These sites and many others in the city are now part of the Arkansas Heritage Trails System.
Just a 50 minute  trip south of Eureka Springs, Arkansas

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