Municipal Website Manager graphic

Horseshoe Bend

In 1962 Bill and Dick Pratt was trying to decide what to do with their almost five thousand acres of Ozark land. They were standing up on a hell and in the distance they saw the Strawberry river make a big bend. it looked like a horse shoe, and that is how the town got its name, Horseshoe Bend. They decided to found a town and soon people started moving there. Horseshoe bend could offer a closeness to the Ozark wildlife with nature trails or horseback riding. Horseshoe Bend has grown fast and today it is self-governing, has a city hall, post office, shopping center, library, seven churches and 2,300 residents.

City Officials

Position Name
Mayor Bob Barnes
Recorder/treasurer Michelle Grabowski
Assistant To Mayor Audra Morris
District Judge David Miller
City Attorney Jim Short
Fire Chief Mike Hilliker
Director Of Public Works Marty Roberts
Wastewater Superintendent Donny Dawson
Code Enforcement Officer Tran Burrow
Councilmember James Davis
Councilmember Harold Faigle
Councilmember John Grochowski
Councilmember Marty McKnight
Councilmember Sonny Minze
Councilmember Nicki West
Councilmember Nate Wolff
Councilmember Ron Yow

City Facts

County: Izard

Population: 2,184

Senate District: 19

House District: 61,62

Congressional District: 1

Classification: Second Class City

Contact Information

704 W. Commerce

Phone: (870) 670-5113

Fax: (870) 670-4358

Fourth Monday

Web Site: Official Web Site


State Online Services

Car Tag/Registration Renewals

Hunting and Fishing Licenses

Sex Offender Registry

Child Support Payments

Arkansas Vacation Kit

Arkansas Trails Search is provided through a partnership of INA and the Arkansas Municipal League

© 2014 Information Network of Arkansas.  All rights reserved.