Dogpatch, Arkansas: Washington Monument Marble Quarried Here

A mortared pile of rocks frames two marble slabs: one is engraved "Arkansas" while the other asserts that this was the spot where marble for the Washington Monument was quarried in 1836.

Address:
Hwy 7, Dogpatch, AR
Directions:
On the west side of Hwy 7 just south of its intersection with Hwy 125. There's a little pull-off where you can park; the monument is at the south end.
Admission:
Free
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Marble plaque.

Marble Used In Washington Monument

Roadside monument across from the former the Dogpatch amusement park. Marks the site from which marble was quarried as Arkansas' contribution to the building of the Washington Monument in Washington, DC.

[Keith, 11/15/2019]

Dogpatch used to be named Marble Falls.

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