BENTONVILLE, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — Arkansas Division United Daughters of the Confederacy announced Monday afternoon the Confederate monument located in the middle of the Bentonville Square will be relocated.
The statue of the Confederate soldier has been in the Bentonville Square since 1908 and has been the center of much controversy over the years.
It will be moved to the James H. Berry Park in Bentonville in August, where former Governor Berry is buried.
The agreement will “allow the UDC to continue to display and preserve the historical significance of the monument and its unique connections to the history of Benton County in perpetuity,” according to the Daughters of the Confederacy, who own the statue.
After its relocation, the Benton County Historical Society will own and operate the park and display the monument.
It will continue to be owned by the UDC.