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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Gravette, AR

This historic Kansas City Southern Railway Caboose pays homage to the importance of the railroad to Gravette's economy and history

Gravette is a city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,325 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Gravette is situated approximately 87 miles east of Tulsa, Oklahoma and 29 miles northwest of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Early history

The historic Kindley House was built in 1873 and added to the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1988.
The original name of the first European settlement at this location was Nebo. The Nebo area is now referred to as Old Town in Chalk Valley and was the earliest pioneer settlement of the community.

The settlement was platted in the 1870's by Joseph P. Covey, who relocated to Southwest City, Missouri, in the year 1881. Ellis Tillman Gravett opened the Chalk Valley Distillery in Nebo and was also the proprietor of a general merchandise store. In 1891, he moved that store west out of the valley to what is now downtown Gravette. Gravette was incorporated on January 27, 1899. By the year 1910 the population of Gravette amounted to 569.


Public education is provided for elementary and secondary school students by the following school districts:
  • Gravette School District, which leads to graduation from Gravette High School. (primary school district)
  • Bentonville School District, which leads to graduation from Bentonville High School.

Media and publishing

  • Local Newspapers
    • Westside Eagle Observer
    • The Northwest Arkansas Times
  • Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
External Links

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The Northwest Arkansas Times 

Bentonville High School.

Bentonville School District 

Gravette High School 

Gravette School District 

Kindley House 

Benton County

Kansas City Southern Railway Caboose

Gravette early history

Source: Internet