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.