Established in 1828, this small town and the county it sits in are named for prominent politician James Fentress. The town itself was built on the site of a semi-permanent Cherokee village, and was later known as Sand Springs for its bubbling freshwater springs around the city. Explore the square and see the last remaining spring in Mark Twain City Park, just northeast of the courthouse.
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