August 13, 2010
Potts Inn was constructed in the late 1850s by John Kirkbride Potts, the patriarch of the founding family of Pottsville (Pope County). The house, with its nine fireplaces and two and a half stories, was built about the same time as the Butterfield Overland Express was being developed. The Potts house was selected as a stop on the Memphis to Fort Smith to California route. The restored inn serves as a museum.