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Bass Reeves Statue

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Fort Smith
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A 25-foot work of art honors the illustrious lawman, believed to be the first black U.S. deputy marshal west of the Mississippi. Reeves, born into slavery, served for 32 years under Federal Judge Isaac C. Parker. This larger-than-life monument is fitting for a man whose legendary exploits made him one of the most feared lawman in the Indian Territory. Even though he was an African-American and illiterate, he brought in more outlaws from eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas than anyone else. He was able to memorize the warrants for every suspect he was to arrest and bring to trial.


Bass Reeves Statue
200 Garrison Avenue
Fort Smith, AR 72901
  • Phone: 479-784-2368
  • Alternative Phone: 479-783-8888
  • Fax: 479-784-2480

GPS: N35.3891540 W94.4288090