Lafayette County residents are rallying to preserve a small cabin that served as a jail almost 190 years ago.

A meeting will be held at noon Wednesday, November 20 at the Agri-Plex Building on U.S. 82 in Lewisville to discuss the project. People are encouraged to bring their own lunch.

The cabin was originally built about 1830 near the bank of the Red River at Chickaninny Prairie. It was later moved to a location near the Agri-Plex, where it sits abandoned and elevated on concrete blocks.

Marshall Ray has more than 50 years of civil engineering operations experience, log structure construction, restoration and preservation. He has volunteered his time to help the Lafayette County Historical Society and the people of Lafayette County to restore and preserve the jailhouse.

Ray will be at the meeting with Bruce Burton, who has worked with Preserve Arkansas on ways to move the project forward.

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