Jenny Lind, Arkansas: Jenny Lind Outhouse

Built in the early 1990s, this public outhouse is still functional. Not recommended for those sensitive to odors or a lack of toilet hygiene.

Address:
9509 Gate 9 Co, Jenny Lind, AR
Directions:
South of Fort Smith. I-540 exit 12. Drive south on US Hwy 71 for about 6.5 miles. Just after you pass the cement plant on the right, make the next left onto Gate 9 Co. Drive a third of a mile. You'll see a cemetery on the left, and a white building, and just past it is the outhouse, hidden behind some bushes near the cemetery entrance.
Admission:
Free
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Jenny Lind Outhouse

The outhouse was built in 1991 to accommodate people attending the weekly music performed at the Jenny Lind Community Building. The addition of flushing toilets to the community building in the late 1990s ended the need for the outhouse, but it has been maintained throughout the years. It's open, so you can go inside. I suppose you could even use the toilet if you'd like -- just be sure to bring a flashlight and some toilet paper.

If you're around on the first or second Saturday of the month, you can drop in and listen to some music. It begins around 5:30 pm. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

[Leah English, 03/17/2017]

Jenny Lind, "The Swedish Nightingale," toured America in the early 1850s, managed by showman P.T. Barnum. She was the USA's first musical superstar.


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