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Cave City

Cave City was until 1994 the largest city in Sharp county.
The city was established under the name of Loyal in 1880. the name was changed in 1890 to Cave City because the only way to access to Crystal River was thru a cave located close to the center of the town. Crystal River is rather dead of life, other than a species of eyeless fish, and the river seems to have no flow.
Cave City is famous for its watermelons that they claim to be the sweetest in the world. The watermelons are celebrated every August with a watermelon festival.
Cave city has a population of about 2000.

City Officials

Position Name
Mayor Jonas Anderson
Recorder Jessica Stout
Financial Director Gary Guthrie
Police Chief Brian Barnett
Fire Chief Ronny Milligan
Street Superintendent Scottie Perkey
Water Superintendent Jim Smith
Code Enforcement Officer Justin Wilson
Parks, Recreation Director Scottie Perkey
Council Member John Ables
Council Member Melanie Cheshier
Council Member Richard Hawkins II
Council Member Eddie Johnson
Council Member Dale King
Council Member Hana Smith
Council Member Ed Turnbough
Council Member Kenneth Wilson

City Facts

County: Sharp

Population: 1,904

Senate District: 19

House District: 62,63

Congressional District: 1

Classification: Second Class City

Contact Information

P.O. Box 69

Phone: (870) 283-5455

Fax: (870) 283-5103

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Web Site: Official Web Site


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