Hometown, Arkansas

Since January 2015, when we started running our recurring “Hometown” features, we’ve written about just shy of 50 places across the state, the vast majority of which have been penned by writer extraordinaire Heather Breed Steadham. Over the years, we’ve heard stories about everything from a world-record-breaking watermelon to an 82-year-old in Jasper who rode…

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Hometown, Arkansas: Full List

Altus Arkadelphia Batesville Berryville Camden Clarksville Conway Cotter DeWitt Dumas El Dorado Eureka Springs Fayetteville Fort Smith Hardy Heber Springs Helena-West Helena Hope Hot Springs Jasper Jonesboro Lake Village Leslie Magnolia Malvern Mena Monticello Morrilton Mountain Home Mountain View Murfreesboro Newport Paragould Paris Piggott Pine Bluff Pocahontas Rogers Russellville Searcy Siloam Springs Stuttgart Texarkana Van…

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Hometown, Arkansas: Northeast

Batesville Know what you want? What you need? Well, Batesville’s got it. The London Bach Choir’s just finished telling me I can’t always get what I want as I finally, thank goodness, get to some hills just outside Batesville. U.S. 167 North had been mind-numbingly flat for so long, the Stones were the only source…

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Hometown, Arkansas: Central

Conway Finding home at home Today, though, will be an interesting exercise, because my assignment is to explore my own newly adopted hometown: Conway. How on earth will anyone be able to show me the sights of a city I’ve already lived in for over a year and a half? A place where I buy…

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Hometown, Arkansas: Southeast

Dewitt Seeking out Lady Luck in the Delta We are greeted by two signs: “Population 3292” and “DeWitt—Home of the Dragons.” What a coincidence! we exclaim. With our nerdly love of Harry Potter and our weekends spent participating in preparations for the upcoming Hot Springs Renaissance Faire, we love dragons! This day will be a blessed one,…

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Hometown, Arkansas: Southwest

Arkadelphia From its new town hall to its plans to send every child to college, Arkadelphia is a small town with a big vision I’m surprised how quickly off Interstate 30 the sign for Arkadelphia, population 10,714, pops up. I didn’t have to travel very far at all off the beaten path to arrive at…

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Hometown: Murfreesboro

MOST PEOPLE GO to the Crater of Diamonds State Park hoping to strike it rich when they visit Murfreesboro, but I am old (not really) and decrepit (not really) and cranky (really, truly) and I have no intention of digging for anything—outside of searching my purse for sunglasses on this happily cloudless, Robin’s-egg-blue-skied day. It…

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