Larue, Arkansas

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Larue, Arkansas
Unincorporated community
Larue, Arkansas is located in Arkansas
Larue, Arkansas
Larue, Arkansas
Coordinates: 36°20′30″N 93°56′46″W / 36.34167°N 93.94611°W / 36.34167; -93.94611Coordinates: 36°20′30″N 93°56′46″W / 36.34167°N 93.94611°W / 36.34167; -93.94611
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Benton
Elevation 1,161 ft (354 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 479
GNIS feature ID 77452[1]

Larue is an unincorporated community in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. Larue was established in the late 1800s as a community for orchard workers. In the 1920s, the community transitioned to an economy based on animal husbandry and grain farming as orchard production declined in the area.[2]

The Coal Gap School, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was built in 1928 to serve the Larue area.[3] The creation of Beaver Lake in the 1960s separated the school from Larue.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Larue". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Coal Gap School, Larue, Benton County". Arkansas Historic Preservation Program. Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.