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Yellville

The county seat of Marion is Yellville, a town of about 1 200 people, close to the border of Missouri. It shares a high school with close by town Summit and has a turkey trot festival every October.
Yellville was founded before Arkansas was even a state of its own. The town was originally called Shawneetown but in 1836 it was renamed Yellville. The name is in honor of Archibald Yell, Arkansas second governor. According to legend Yell wanted a town named after him. So he bribed the founders of Shawneetown, with $50 to name the town after him instead. The name changed but the founders of Shawneetown/Yellville never received their money. After his death in the Mexican war, Yell got both a county and a street in Fayetteville named after him.

City Officials

Position Name
Mayor Shawn Lane
Recorder/treasurer Melissa Dorsey
District Judge Jason Duffy
City Attorney Sam Pasthing
Fire Chief Billy Joe Evans
Street Superintendent Greg Watkins
Water Superintendent Greg Watkins
Wastewater Superintendent Stuart Oxford
Council Member Vickie Fogery
Council Member Lorna Goodwin
Council Member Kevin Goulet
Council Member Summer Kerwood
Council Member Layton Lee
Council Member Ken Rigmaiden

City Facts

County: Marion

Population: 1,204

Senate District: 17

House District: 99

Congressional District: 3

Classification: Second Class City

Contact Information

Address:
P.O. Box 647
YELLVILLE, AR 72687

Phone: (870) 449-6581

Fax: (870) 449-4142

Meetings:
First Monday

Web Site: Official Web Site

Email: mayor@yellville.net

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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.