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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
City Attorney Chris Madison
Police Chief Jamie Barlow
Fire Chief Craig Hicks
Street Superintendent Mitchell Elder
Water Superintendent Mitchell Elder
Wastewater Superintendent Chris Melton
Code Enforcement Officer Bill Shryock, Jr.
Council Member Cindy Crabb
Council Member John Davis
Council Member Jennifer Luna
Council Member Ron Parsons
Council Member Ron Ramsey
Council Member John Simpson

City Facts

County: Saline

Population: 629

Senate District: 13,33

House District: 27,28

Congressional District: 2

Classification: Second Class City

Contact Information

P.O. Box 303

Phone: (501) 557-5936

Fax: (501) 557-5291

Third Monday

Web Site: Official Web Site


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