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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 Emily Watts
District Judge Howard Smith
City Attorney Kevin Watts
Police Chief Richard Dennis
Fire Chief Kory Ward
Director Of Public Works Jeff Hood
Water Superintendent Blake Marotti
City Engineer James Nickerson
Code Enforcement Officer Chris Damron
Grants Administrator Meredith McKnight
Parks, Recreation Director Zack Morris
City Treasurer Bobby Caldwell
Council Member Lisa Carter
Council Member Billy Fowler
Council Member Charles Hamrick
Council Member Kenneth Lofton
Council Member Lester Miller
Council Member Robert Buck Morris
Council Member Stevie Nelson
Council Member Jason Nichols
Council Member Tyler Waymire
Council Member Josh Wyatt
Human Resources Director Meredith McKnight

City Facts

County: Cross

Population: 8,314

Senate District: 23

House District: 49,50

Congressional District: 1

Classification: First Class City

Contact Information

206 S. Falls Blvd.
WYNNE, AR 72396

Phone: (870) 238-0027

Fax: (870) 208-1111

Second Tuesday

Web Site: Official Web Site


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