December 11, 2007
Pulaski County businessman and politician Will Faucette was instrumental in the separation of Argenta, the Eighth Ward of Little Rock (Pulaski County), from that city and its re-incorporation into the newly created city of North Little Rock (Pulaski County). In 1901, Faucette and his supporters incorporated the town of North Little Rock, which subsequently removed Argenta from Little Rock control by annexation. After Faucette’s election as mayor, the larger city was renamed Argenta for a while. Reelected twice, he oversaw the creation of a city board of health, a water and electric plant, and the installation of gas lines. He died in 1914.