The Unusual History Behind These 10 Arkansas Towns Will Intrigue You

The history of Arkansas is as rich and filling as a slice of possum pie. Today we’re looking at the unusual origin stories behind town names. Some of the accounts are based on tales that have become accepted as fact. Since we humans are natural storytellers, we’ve included the zestier name origins, too.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

We sure do have some weird name origins. What’s your favorite town name in Arkansas? Share with us in the comments below!

You can drive to Peel and take a ride on the last ferry boat in the state. Or go to Pine Ridge and visit one of the weirdest museums in Arkansas.