Piggott, Arkansas

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two story white house, with large porch
Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center

Piggott is a city in the US state of Arkansas. In 2020 there were about 3,600 people living in Piggott which is the largest city in Clay County.[1] The town was first called Huston, but was later named Piggott after Dr. James Piggott, an early resident.[2] In 1956 the town was used as the main location in Elia Kazan's movie, A Face in the Crowd, starring Lee Remick and Andy Griffith.[2]

Hemingway[change | change source]

American author Ernest Hemingway visited Piggot many times during the 1930s. His second wife's parents, Paul and Mary Pfeiffer, lived in Piggott. They converted a barn into a studio where Hemingway could write. He wrote a lot of his novel A Farewell to Arms in the studio. The house and barn are now the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center which is run by Arkansas State University.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Piggott city, Arkansas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 9, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Piggott – Piggott Arkansas – Piggott AR". arkansas.com. Archived from the original on 12 December 2010. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  3. "Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center". hemingway.astate.edu. Archived from the original on 16 February 2007. Retrieved 12 December 2010.