The State and Land-Grant University of Arkansas

The State and Land-Grant University of Arkansas (HM14P6)

Location: Fayetteville, AR 72701 Washington County
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 4.004', W 94° 10.133'

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The University of Arkansas came into being under the Morrell Land-Grant College Act of 1862, through which federal land sales established colleges devoted to "agriculture and mechanic arts," scientific and classical studies, and military tactics for the "liberal and practical education of the industrial classes." It also satisfied the provision in the Arkansas Constitution of 1868 that the General Assembly "establish and maintain a State University." Fayetteville and Washington County raised $130,000 for the new college, which held its first classes January 22, 1872, on the William McIlroy farmstead, a location described as "second to none in the State of Arkansas."
HM NumberHM14P6
Year Placed1999
Placed ByArkansas Alumni Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 10:55pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 394737 N 3991982
Decimal Degrees36.06673333, -94.16888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 4.004', W 94° 10.133'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 4' 0.24" N, 94° 10' 7.98" W
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Area Code(s)479
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 706-712 W Dickson St, Fayetteville AR 72701, US
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