Bentonville is located in the NW hills of Arkansas. It is the home of Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. The photo is of the Crystal Bridges Art Museum.
LDS Members make up 1.90% of the population in Bentonville. The state of Arkansas has an LDS population of 27,559 members, 5 stakes ,35 wards and 27 branches, and 1 mission.
Elders Wilford Woodruff and Henry Brown arrived as missionaries in Bentonville on January 28, 1835. Woodruff’s teachings led to the baptism of a Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Hubbel, the first converts in Arkansas, on 22 February 1835. The year 1857 marked a tragic era in Church history in Arkansas. Elder Parley P. Pratt was murdered on May 13, 1857 near Alma, Arkansas.