Howard County to unveil plaque dedicated to local role in Civil War


    Nicole Tracy

    The Howard County Civil War historical marker will be unveiled in Center Point on the afternoon of May 14 in conjunction with the annual Center Point volunteer firemen department supper.
    There will be a short talk given by Frank Puryear about the events covered on the marker.
    Puryear will speak at 4 p.m. that day, immediately before the supper.
    The historical marker is one of 75 placed in each county in the state by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and the Department of Arkansas Heritage, to relate the events unique to each area during the Civil War.
    The marker will be placed near the pavilion in Center Point, and the historical marker that is currently there, which is dedicated to the founding of Howard County in 1879.
    “Everyone is invited to attend the unveiling and the VFD supper” Puryear said.
    For more information on the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial, visit

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