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Malvern was laid out in 1870 by the railroad Cairo & Fulton. And only eight years later in 1878 Malvern took over the role as County seat of Hot Springs County from Rockport. At this time the residents of Hot Springs County were Native Americans, Hunters and trappers, farmers and a couple of criminals from the other side of the MIssissippi.The first businesses in Malvern were dry goods stores, a ten cents store and a saloon. Due to some shootings in the Malvern Saloon the town got a reputation of being rough and unpleasant but Malvern still managed to grow. The area had natural resources like wood and minerals. The Residents of Malvern also made a living off of manufacturing and livestock.
Malvern is named after Malvern Hills in Virginia.

City Officials

Position Name
Mayor Brenda Weldon
Clerk/Treasurer Kim Taber
District Judge Billy Jack Gibson
City Attorney Cecilia Ashcraft
Police Chief Donnie Taber
Fire Chief Jeremy Harper
Director Of Public Works David Coston
Street Superintendent Jacob Wright
Water Superintendent Ryan Wheatley
Wastewater Superintendent Carl Wheatley
Code Enforcement Officer Chris Brewster
Geographic Information Systems Director Robin Halbert
Information Technology Director John Ragland
Council Member Lynn Bailey Davis
Council Member Sam Bryant
Council Member David Cross
Council Member Matthew Keenan
Council Member Peggy Lusinger
Council Member Wayne Reynolds
Council Member Michael Smith, Jr.
Council Member William Wilson

City Facts

County: Hot Spring

Population: 10,867

Senate District: 13

House District: 26

Congressional District: 4

Classification: First Class City

Contact Information

119 West Third

Phone: (501) 332-3638

Fax: (501) 332-7610

First and Second Monday

Web Site: Official Web Site


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