History of Hebe Statue Historical

History of Hebe Statue Historical (HM1U9P)

Location: Van Buren, AR 72956 Crawford County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 26.058', W 94° 21.324'

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Hebe, Greek goddess of youth and happiness was placed in her fountain on the Crawford County Courthouse lawn in 1908 by the Women's Village Improvement Society.

Repairs were made to both Hebe and fountain in memory of Robert Benham who served as county assessor from 1961-1972.

The original Hebe was constructed of pot metal then painted gold. Numerous repairs to Hebe and the fountain were made over the first century she reigned on the courthouse lawn.

Hebe was beyond repair and the fountain crumbling and inoperable.

Women's League of Van Buren, an affiliate of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, spearheaded a campaign to raise funds to restore Hebe and the fountain.

Bronze casting of Hebe is compliments of Women's League. Donations from our great community raised funds to rebuild the fountain and establish new landscaping.

The original pot metal Hebe will eventually reside in the Crawford County Museum. The steel cap surrounding top of fountain was repaired and is in use today.

Dedication of restoration project was held October 12, 2003.
HM NumberHM1U9P
Year Placed2003
Placed ByWomen's League of Van Buren, General Federation of Women's Clubs
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 376970 N 3922050
Decimal Degrees35.43430000, -94.35540000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 26.058', W 94° 21.324'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 26' 3.48" N, 94° 21' 19.44" W
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Area Code(s)479
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-98 S 4th St, Van Buren AR 72956, US
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