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You’ll Never Forget A Visit To One Of The Oldest Towns In Arkansas

The city of Batesville is the second oldest municipality in Arkansas, if you don’t include all the communities that cropped up in the early days and then disappeared. Batesville was first settled in 1810. By 1819 it was a proper town with a ferry across the White River and by 1822 the city was incorporated. Now a city with a population of just over 10,000, there’s plenty to see and do in Batesville.

You can find directions to Batesville here.

For more old towns in Arkansas, click here. To go on a historic adventure in another part of the state, visit this town.

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.