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Bauxite

Bauxite is the raw material for aluminum and seeing that the little town in Saline county was the only place in the United States where it was worth while to mine Bauxite ore, the town was also named "Bauxite". It is also known as the Bauxite Capital of the world. The mining began in 1899 and the town was owned by the company Alcoa. Industry grew larger and larger every year until World War II, when Bauxite was producing 1 000 000 dry tons a year. The community produced 90% of the aluminum needed during the war for air supremacy. But after the war Bauxite no longer had any high Bauxite and the low grade wasn't economically profitable to process. After 1964 the mines and refining plants shut down and many of the buildings in the town were moved to other sites. All that is left of Bauxite today is the Community Center and the High School and the post office.

City Officials

Position Name
Mayor Eddie Jones
Recorder/treasurer Renee Chastain
District Judge Stephanie Casady
City Attorney Patrick Benca
Police Chief Jamie Barlow
Fire Chief Craig Hicks
Street Superintendent Michell Elder
Wastewater Superintendent Michell Elder
Code Enforcement Officer William Shryock, Jr.
Council Member John Davis
Council Member John Goodman
Council Member Ron Parsons
Council Member Deann Watson

City Facts

County: Saline

Population: 487

Senate District: 13,33

House District: 27,28

Congressional District: 2

Classification: Incorporated Town

Contact Information

Address:
P.O. Box 303
BAUXITE, AR 72011

Phone: (501) 557-5936

Fax: (501) 557-5291

Meetings:
Third Monday

Email: edslandscapingsprinklers@yahoo.com

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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.