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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 Scott Byrd
City Manager Gary Brinkley
City Clerk Andrea Wagner
City Attorney Ed McCorkle
Police Chief Jason Jackson
Fire Chief Jason Hunt
Sanitation Superintendent Daymond House
Street Superintendent Kenny Meyers
Water Superintendent David Green
Building Inspector DeAnna Graves
Code Enforcement Officer Don Cleek
Airport Manager Michael Sellers
Grants Administrator Nancy Anderson
Information Technology Director Chuck Fitzsimmons
Parks, Recreation Director Stuart Tapson
City Director Taylor Chaney
City Director Keith Crews
City Director Reo Cummings
City Director Roland Gosey
City Director Jason Jones
City Director Chris Porter
City Treasurer Shacresha Wilson
Communications Director Emma Brown

City Facts

County: Clark

Population: 10,380

Senate District: 10,12

House District: 18

Congressional District: 4

Classification: First Class City

Contact Information

700 Clay St.

Phone: (870) 246-9864

Fax: (870) 246-1813

First and Third Tuesday

Web Site: Official Web Site


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