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Most People Don’t Know How These 14 Historic Towns In Arkansas Got Their Start

Most everyone knows that Hot Springs began because of the hot springs located there, but there are interesting stories surrounding the origins of some historic Arkansas towns that you may not have heard before. These are tales of barbecue, enterprising, stranded men turned merchants, and competing senators who named places after each other.

Does your town have an interesting origin story? Tell us all about it in the comments!

J.B. Weisenfels
J.B. Weisenfels has lived in rural Arkansas for three decades. She is a writer, a mom, and a graduate student. She is also an avid collector of tacky fish whatnots, slightly chipped teapots, and other old things. In her spare time she enjoys driving to the nearest creek to sit a while. If you were to visit her, she'd try to feed you cornbread.