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Buffalo River Historic Jail & Museum

Marshall, Arkansas

One of the older county jails in the State of Arkansas, though long abandoned, this project seeks to re-open the historic building near the downtown square of Marshall to serve as a museum to tell the story of local history.

Now under construction and expected to open by the end of Summer, 2021, the building will retain the old jail cell and features common for maintaining law and order on the frontier in 19th century Arkansas.

The stone masonry building is an excellent example of workmanship of the period and is common for commercial buildings in north Arkansas.  The project is a joint effort by the City of Marshall and Searcy County.  It is made possible by funding the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and the United States Department of Agriculture, and countless volunteer hours.

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