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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 Jessica Davis
Assistant To Mayor Roland Gosey
City Attorney Ed McCorkle
Police Chief Jason Jackson
Fire Chief Jason Hunt
Director Of Public Works Kenny Myers
Sanitation Superintendent Aaron Bopp
Water Superintendent David Green
Wastewater Superintendent Dale Box
Code Enforcement Officer Thomas Free
Airport Manager (Vacant)
Airport Manager Michael Sellers
Grants Administrator Nancy Anderson
Parks, Recreation Director Wayne Rodemeyer, Jr.
City Director (Vacant)
City Director Taylor Chaney
City Director Jason Jones
City Director Joann Nelson
City Director Chris Porter
City Treasurer Tammy Beeler
Communications Director Keith Beason

City Facts

County: Clark

Population: 10,714

Senate District: 10,12

House District: 18

Congressional District: 4

Classification: First Class City

Contact Information

700 Clay Street

Phone: (870) 246-9864

Fax: (870) 246-1813

First and Third Tuesday

Web Site: Official Web Site


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Arkansas Municipal League
Our Mission

The Arkansas Municipal League was founded in 1934 and exists for a threefold purpose:

  • to act as the official representative of Arkansas cities and towns before the state and federal governments;
  • to provide a clearinghouse for information and answers; and,
  • to offer a forum for discussion and sharing of mutual concerns.