Searcy County was created in 1838, from a part of Madison County and was named for Richard Searcy, a pioneer in Arkansas Territory. The landscape of Searcy County is rugged Ozark Mountains. Marshall is the county seat. The Buffalo River, one of the last free-flowing rivers in mid-America, angles across the county with huge limestone bluffs surrounding the clear blue water of the stream. The Hurricane River Cave has been continuously occupied since ancient times and features a crystal clear underground river flowing its entire length. Blowing Cave near Marshall has a long corridor where the wind always blows on its way to the surface from a "bottomless pit." Searcy County is proud of its own and celebrates each year with a Buffalo River Days Festival, where arts and crafts and a variety of entertainment are offered. Many visitors pass through Searcy County each year enjoying the beauty and the hometown atmosphere. It is said, that if you enjoy a place of clean streams, clear air, deep caves, tall forests, river bottom farms, and mountainside ranches, you need to visit Searcy County.