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Booneville

Early in 1821 Colonel Walter Cauthron was on a expedition to Fort Smith together with Lt. B.L.E. De Bonneville. When he saw the beauty of Petit Jean River Valley he fell in love with it and six years later he came back and settled in the area. In 1928 Mr M. T. Tatum opened the first store, post office and cotton press in Booneville. The community grew fast and in 1841 Booneville already had nine blocks. This was a few miles south of where the City of Booneville is located today.
After the Civil War there were disputes where to have the county seat of johnson County. This resulted in that a new county, Sarber county, later to be Logan county, was established, which Booneville is located in. Booneville was incorporated in 1878. When the railroad was built thru the town towards the end of the nineteenth century the whole town had to move up north a few miles and in 1899 the new City of Booneville was incorporated. In 1901 Booneville was voted the new location for the county courthouse.
It is still disputed where Booneville got its name from. Some believe that it was from Lt. de Bonneville and other that it was in honor of Daniel Boone, cousin of Gen. Benjamin Logan.

City Officials

Position Name
Mayor Jerry Wilkins
Clerk/treasurer Gayleene West
District Judge Brian Mueller
City Attorney John Williams
Police Chief Kenneth Lewis
Fire Chief Mike Talley
Street Superintendent Donnie Hardin
Water Superintendent Larry Maness
Council Member Joe Henry Earp
Council Member Eddie Gossett
Council Member Steve Reid
Council Member Guy Robson
Council Member Robert Smith
Council Member Brad Smith

City Facts

County: Logan

Population: 3,990

Senate District: 6

House District: 74

Congressional District: 4

Classification: First Class City

Contact Information

Address:
497 E. Main, Suite A
BOONEVILLE, AR 72927

Phone: (479) 675-3811

Fax: (479) 675-3636

Meetings:
Fourth Monday

Web Site: Official Web Site

Email: cityofbnvl@gmail.com

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