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Confederate Mothers Memorial Park
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Park entrance
Location Jct. of AR 326 and S. Glenwood Ave., Russellville, Arkansas
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built 1921 (1921)
Architectural style Classical Revival, rustic
MPS Civil War Commemorative Sculpture MPS
NRHP reference No. 96000500
Added to NRHP May 3, 1996

The Confederate Mothers Memorial is a public park at Skyline Drive and West 19th Street in Russellville, Arkansas. The park covers about 20 acres (8.1 ha), most of which is unimproved woodlands. Near the junction of the two roads is a gravel parking lot, in which are three stone monuments, each one placed by a different Confederate veterans or memorial organization, with inscriptions honoring the mothers of the Confederacy.

History

Land for the park was donated in 1921 to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the monuments were dedicated that year. Plans to further develop the park with other amenities have never been realized. It is believed to be the only Confederate memorial of its type in the state.

The park was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.

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