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Greenwood

Founded in 1851 Greenwood was the first seat of Sebastian County. the town was named after Alfred Burton Greenwood, who served as judge in north west Arkansas counties at the time. the first courthouse was built out of logs. Another one was built in 1865 in the center of the public square. this one burned down in 1916 so the new one was built further south and the square was eventually made into a park.
Greenwood grew slowly but surely and by the outbreak of the civil war a few businesses had established themselves in Greenwood. And by 1889 the town had both a general store, a drugstore, a cotton gin,a a grist and saw mill two hotels, three doctors, three blacksmiths and seven lawyers.
In April 1968 a tornado swept thru the town and totally devastated it. Thirteen people died a lot of businesses and homes were destroyed. but thanks to the determination of the people of Greenwood the town was rebuilt and is today a the home of 7,100 people.

City Officials

Position Name
Mayor Doug Kinslow
Clerk/treasurer Sharla Derry
Assistant To Mayor Brooke Holland
Financial Director Ann Eglinsdoerfer
District Judge Michael Wagoner
City Attorney Mike Hamby
Police Chief Will Dawson
Fire Chief Stewart Bryan
Street Superintendent Joe Manes
Water Superintendent Tim Posey
Wastewater Superintendent Greg Cross
Code Enforcement Officer Joseph Fowler
Parks, Recreation Director Richard McKinney
Alderman A.C. Brown, Jr.
Alderman Trey Burgess
Alderman Lee Johnson
Alderman Rod Powell
Alderman Lance Terry
Alderman Tim Terry

City Facts

County: Sebastian

Population: 8,952

Senate District: 8,9

House Districts: 21,74,75

Congressional District: 3

Classification: First Class City

Contact Information

Address:
P.O. Box 1450
GREENWOOD, AR 72936

Phone: (479) 996-2742

Fax: (479) 996-2743

Meetings:
First Monday

Web Site: Official Web Site

Email: city@gwark.com

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