September 26, 2007
Judge Jonas Tebbetts, a civic leader of Fayetteville (Washington County) from the 1840s to 1860s, is shown here. Due to his Unionist loyalties during the Civil War, Tebbetts was arrested on charges of treason and imprisoned for a brief time in Fort Smith (Sebastian County). Upon his release, he moved his family to St. Louis, Missouri. The Fayetteville home he built in 1853, today known as the Headquarters House, was used by both Union and Confederate forces. Today, it is home to the Washington County Historical Society.