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Arkadelphia is locaded on the Ouachita River, 250 feet above sea level. The population is c. 11 000. Arkadelphia has two universaties, namely Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University.

The name "Arkadelphia" comes from combinding Arkansas with the greet word for brother. Arkadelphia is the county seat of one of Arkansas oldest counties. In 1808, a blacksmith named John Blakely settled by the Ouachita River and founded the City of Arkadelphia. And in 1830 the city's first steamboat landing was built. During the civil war, Arkadelphia was a confederate supply depot. It was also here manufacturing of medical chemicals, munitions, and salt were established for war porpose.

Arkadelphia has a lot of historical buildings, among ohter, Turner House from about 1840, Magnolia Manor from the 1850's and County Library that was finished in 1903 and is one of the state's oldest library buildings.

City Officials

Position Name
Mayor C.T. "Chuck" Hollingshead
City Manager Jimmy Bolt
City Clerk Rendi Currey
Treasurer Jennifer Story
District Judge Randy Hill
City Attorney Ed McCorkle
Police Chief Al Harris
Fire Chief Ricky Arnold
Sanitation Superintendent Donny Manning
Street Superintendent Kenny Myers
Water Superintendent Brenda Gills
Code Enforcement Officer Joey Burroughs
Parks, Recreation Director Mike Volz
City Director Scott Byrd
City Director James Calhoun
City Director Roland Gosey
City Director Julian Jaeger
City Director Jason Jones
City Director Dick Rudolph

City Facts

County: Clark

Population: 10,714

Senate District: 10,12

House District: 18

Congressional District: 4

Classification: First Class City

Contact Information

700 Clay Street

Phone: (870) 246-9864

Fax: (870) 246-1813

First and Third Tuesday

Web Site: Official Web Site


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