Pioneering Legislators

Pioneering Legislators (HM2A1M)

Location: Stamps, AR 71860 Lafayette County
Country: United States of America
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N 33° 21.055', W 93° 29.566'

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Three African American men represented Lafayette County in the state legislature after the Civil War. Monroe Hawkins, born a slave in North Carolina around 1832, was a minister and laborer. He was a delegate in the 1868 Constitutional Convention and served in the Arkansas House in 1868-69, 1873 and 1874. Conway Barbour, born a slave in Virginia in 1818, was an insurance agent in 1870 and served in the House of Representatives in 1871. Marshall Murray, born in Alabama in 1856, was a professor who served in the House in the 1883 session.
HM NumberHM2A1M
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2015
Placed ByArkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, City of Stamps, Arkansas Historic Preservation Program
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 6th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 454150 N 3690299
Decimal Degrees33.35091667, -93.49276667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 21.055', W 93° 29.566'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 21' 3.3" N, 93° 29' 33.96" W
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Area Code(s)870
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 728 McKamie Rd, Stamps AR 71860, US
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