Festus Orestes Butt was born in 1875 in Illinois just before his family moved to Carroll County, Arkansas. He became a licensed attorney before he was of legal age. The Arkansas General Assembly set aside his "disability of minority", and he set up a practice in Eureka Springs in 1894. Elected to the legislature, Butt served four years, then two successive terms in the state senate before 1910. He was elected mayor of Eureka Springs in 1911, 1916 and 1920. During a second term in the Assembly, Butt enacted special legislation in 1913 that gave Eureka Springs perpetual first class city status, regardless of population. Beloved for his oratory, wisdom and service to community, F. O. Butt practiced his profession on these premises until his death in 1972.
|Placed By||Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Community Development Partnership|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, December 18th, 2014 at 9:01pm PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 433911 N 4028869|
|Decimal Degrees||36.40271667, -93.73703333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 24.163', W 93° 44.222'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 24' 9.78" N, 93° 44' 13.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||501, 479|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 12-50 Spring St, Eureka Springs AR 72632, US|
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