Sharp County is the 73rd Arkansas county to install a historical marker paying tribute to the Civil War, according to the Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.
The Sharp County Historical Society sponsored the marker that commemorates Ephraim Sharp (Sharp County’s farmer/state legislator namesake) and the Civil War in Sharp County; it will be placed at West Main and Court streets in Evening Shade.
The Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission’s goal is to install at least one Civil War Sesquicentennial marker in each Arkansas county by the end of the project this year.
The Commission has approved 134 markers in 73 counties; Howard and Polk counties still have no markers.
For more information, visit the Commission or e-mail acwsc[at]arkansasheritage.org.
The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission is housed within the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program that identifies, evaluates, registers, and preserves Arkansas cultural resources.