The Burning Bush Colony
Marker Text: From 1913 until 1919 a religious community operated in this vicinity on the former Joseph Pickens Douglas Plantation. The colony was established by the Metropolitan Church Association, commonly called the Burning Bush Society, an evangelical organization founded in Chicago about 1900. This 400-member Burning Bush colony was set up to be a self-sustaining agricultural community. It operated its own school, sawmill, power plant, water system and sewage disposal facility. Unable to pay its debts, the colony disbanded after the close of World War I. (1984)
Marker No: 6620
Aluminum 18 x 28 Subject Marker
Location: US 69 right-of-way, .25 miles south of Bullard.