Hattie Caraway Gravesite Nominated to National Historic Register

JONESBORO, AR - The Jonesboro gravesite of former U.S. Senator Hattie Caraway has been formally nominated to the National Register of Historic Places by the state Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program.

The board formally made the nomination in a meeting yesterday in Little Rock.

The gravesite is in the Oaklawn Cemetery in west Jonesboro.

Hattie Caraway, a Jonesboro resident, is the first woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate, in 1932.