Johnny Cash Boyhood Home Nominated For National Register

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program has nominated 14 properties for the National Register of Historic Places. They include a Cold War military base, a poor farm cemetery and the boyhood home of Johnny Cash.

Mark Christ, a spokesman for the preservation program, said there’s a good chance all 14 will be listed within the next two months. The Arkansas program has a 98 percent success rate with its nominations because the sites go through a “rigorous internal determination of eligibility” before being nominated.

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. …The 1934 Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess is administered by Arkansas State University, which restored it in 2014. Besides its significance as Cash’s boyhood home, the building is a good example of a New Deal-era colony house, according to the nomination.

Read more at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, Arkansas
The Johnny Cash Boyhood Home in Dyess, Ark. Photo: Special to the Democrat-Gazette/MARCIA SCHNEDLER