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Wynne is a town in Eastern Arkansas with a population of 8,600. It is named after Captain Jesse Watkins Wynne of Marshall county, Mississippi. He was born in 1839 and became a hero during the Civil War when he managed to take is captors captive and lead them to the headquarters of the confederate army. After the war he moved to St. Francis county in Arkansas and there he started Arkansas first bank. So in 1882, when a train cart fell over and left a boxcar on the side of the newly finished north-south line of the Iron Mountain Railroad, that place was called Wynne Station after the war hero. When the east-west line of the Iron Mountain railroad crossed the north-south close to Wynne station it was renamed to Wynne Junction. When the town was incorporated in 1888 Wynne left Junction and became just town of Wynne.

City Officials

Position Name
Mayor Jennifer Hobbs
City Clerk Kevin Watts
District Judge Howard Smith
City Attorney Kathleen Talbott
Police Chief Jackie Clark
Fire Chief Lynn Blake
Director Of Public Works Jerry Brewster
Water Superintendent Blake Marotti
Wastewater Superintendent Sidney White
Code Enforcement Officer Chris Damron
Parks, Recreation Director Dunn Brawner
City Treasurer Bobby Caldwell
Council Member Billy Fowler
Council Member Mike Hamrick
Council Member Charles Hamrick
Council Member Glenn Hirons
Council Member Donald Jones
Council Member Kenneth Lofton
Council Member Lester Miller
Council Member Robert Buck Morris
Council Member Jason Nichols
Council Member Freddie Lee Smith

City Facts

County: Cross

Population: 8,367

Senate District: 23

House District: 49,50

Congressional District: 1

Classification: First Class City

Contact Information

206 Falls Blvd. South
WYNNE, AR 72396

Phone: (870) 238-0027

Fax: (870) 208-1111

Second Tuesday

Web Site: Official Web Site


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Arkansas Municipal League
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.