Washington County Historical Society

We are passionate about preserving and telling the rich history of our County.


Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Aug. 20

The Washington County Historical Society‚Äôs annual Ice Cream Social will be celebrated from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at Headquarters House, 118 E. Dickson St., Fayetteville. The historical society will be serving home-made cakes and Hiland … [Read More...]

Lecture on Historic Prairie Grove Telephone Booth

The Washington County Historical Society's lecture series heads to Prairie Grove for a discussion of the Prairie Grove Airlight Outdoor Telephone Booth, recently added to the National Register of Historic Places, during a lecture at 2 p.m. Saturday, … [Read More...]

Flashforward-August 2016

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The August 2016 edition of Flashforward is available for download as a PDF. … [Continue reading]

Flashforward-May 2016

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The May 2016 issue of Flashforward is available for download as a PDF. … [Continue reading]

The Ridge House at 230 West Center


In 1839, the house served as a refuge for Sarah Bird Northrup Ridge and her children, after the assassination of her Cherokee husband, John Ridge. Fayetteville's oldest house stands as a post Trail of Tears Site commemorating the John Ridge Family … [Continue reading]

The Archibald Yell Law Office


The Archibald Yell Law Office was built around 1835 and moved to the Headquarters House ground in 1992. Judge, congressman, governor, and soldier, Archibald Yell is a colorful figure from Territorial Days who comes to life in the Living History … [Continue reading]

Headquarters House


At 118 East Dickson, Was built by Judge Jonas Tebbetts in 1853 and miraculously survived the Civil War. The Battle of Fayetteville was fought on its front lawn and a doorway bears the scar of a minieball which is preserved in testament to the battle … [Continue reading]