August 23, 1870
Fayetteville (Washington County), which has become one of the largest cities in Arkansas, was officially incorporated. Fayetteville is located in the Ozark Mountains and has been the seat of county government since the county was formed by the state legislature in 1828. Fayetteville has produced many people of national and world fame, some of whom are the noted black poet George Ballard, Governor Charles Hillman Brough, opera singer Mabel Patricia Chapman (a.k.a. Patricia Ryan), Congressman Hugh Anderson Dinsmore, Senator William J. Fulbright, Senator Carl R. Gray, and architect E. Fay Jones.