MOUNT SEQUOYAH
150 North Skyline Drive

Fayetteville AR 72701

      


In early years, Mt.Sequoyah was called East Mountain. It was a strategic spot during the Civil War for shelling the town below, by Confederate forces in the 1863 Battle of Fayetteville.

In the 1920's, the then Methodist Episcopal Church, South, considered sites for a regional summer assembly location. They chose Mt Sequoyah in Fayetteville and the City gave the Church 400 acres of land, including Mt Sequoyah and $35,000 in cash. The assembly ground is actively used by the Church for events year-round, as well as many non-church activities and meetings. The website for the Center is http://www.mountsequoyah.org/.

In 2003, a 67 acre tract on the southeast side of Mt Sequoyah was purchased from the Methodist Church by the City of Fayetteville and the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association for a park and nature area, called Mt Sequoyah Woods. The website for the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association is http://www.fayettevillenatural.org/about-us.php for more information about the organization and Mt Sequoyah Woods.

Bibliography:
One Hundred Years of Fayetteville 1828-1928 by William S Campbell
Battle of Fayetteville by Russell Mahan
Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association website



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