is located between the Ozark Mountains
and Arkansas Delta
in the U.S. state
. The county
is named for John Randolph
, a U.S. senator from Virginia
influential in obtaining congressional approval of the Louisiana Purchase
, which includes today's Randolph County. Created as Arkansas's 32nd county on October 29, 1835, Randolph County has two incorporated cities
, including Pocahontas
, the county seat
and most populous city. The county is also the site of numerous unincorporated communities
and ghost towns
Crossed by five rivers, most of Randolph County contains foothills and valleys typical of the Ozarks. However, the eastern side of the county is largely flat with fertile soils typical of the Delta, with the Black River
roughly dividing the regions. The county contains three protected areas: two Wildlife Management Areas
and Davidsonville Historic State Park
, which preserves and interprets an early pioneer settlement. Other historical features such as log cabins, one-room school houses, community centers, and museums describe the history and culture of Randolph County. Read more...
Hot Spring County
is a county
located in the U.S. state
. As of the 2010 census
, the population was 32,923. The county seat
. Hot Spring County was formed on November 2, 1829, from a portion of Clark County
. It was named for the hot springs at Hot Springs
, which were within its boundaries until Garland County
was formed in 1874. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county
. However, there is no record of this law.
Hot Spring County comprises the Malvern, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area
, which is included in the Hot Springs
-Malvern, AR Combined Statistical Area
. Read more...
is a county
located in the Central Arkansas
region of the U.S. state
. As of the 2010 census
, the population was 68,356, making it the eleventh-most populous of Arkansas's seventy-five counties. The county seat
and largest city is Cabot
. Lonoke County was formed on April 16, 1873 from Pulaski County
and Prairie County
, and was named as a corruption of "lone oak", after a large red oak
in the area that had been used by a surveyor to lay out the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad.
Located within Central Arkansas, the county's varied geography can be roughly broken into thirds horizontally. The top third has rolling hills at the edge of the Ozarks
, including the Cabot area. The middle third, including the Lonoke area, contains portions of the Grand Prairie
, a flat native grassland today known for rice
farming, an important part of the culture, economy and history of Lonoke County. The southern third, including the Scott
area, is home to the alluvial soils of the Arkansas Delta
. Historically, a military road and a railroad brought settlers to the area, and cotton
cultivation was very profitable. In 1904, a demonstration that rice could grow well on the same land coupled with sinking cotton prices drove the area into rice cultivation. During World War I
, a United States Army World War I Flight Training
airfield, Eberts Field
, was constructed. Read more...
state of Arkansas
is a significant producer of natural gas
and a minor producer of petroleum
Though a small percentage of total consumption, its many waterways provide for a higher than average hydroelectric generation
capacity. A higher than average solar exposure has recently begun to be taken advantage of in the state, with three solar photovoltaic
generation facilities going online in 2016 and more under construction. Wind power
potential is modest in Arkansas and the state has no utility-scale wind generation facilities. Read more...
The Governor of Arkansas
is the chief executive
of the U.S. state
. The governor
is the head of the executive branch
of the Arkansas government
and is charged with enforcing state laws. They have the power to either approve or veto bills passed by the Arkansas General Assembly
, to convene the legislature, and to grant pardons, except in cases of treason and impeachment.
The state has had 46 elected governors, as well as 11 acting governors who assumed powers and duties following the resignation or death of the governor. Before becoming a state, Arkansas Territory
had four governors appointed to it by the President of the United States
. Orval Faubus
served the longest term as state governor, being elected six times to serve twelve years. Bill Clinton
, elected five times over two distinct terms, fell only one month short of twelve years. The shortest term for an elected governor was the 38 days served by John Sebastian Little
before his nervous breakdown
; one of the acting successors to his term, Jesse M. Martin
, took office only three days before the end of the term, the shortest term overall. The current governor is Republican Asa Hutchinson
, who took office on January 13, 2015, after his election on November 4, 2014. Read more...
Water in Arkansas
is an important issue encompassing the conservation, protection, management, distribution and use of the water resource in the state. Arkansas contains a mixture of groundwater
and surface water
, with a variety of state and federal agencies responsible for the regulation of the water resource. In accordance with agency rules, state, and federal law, the state's water treatment
facilities utilize engineering, chemistry, science and technology to treat raw water from the environment to potable water
standards and distribute it through water mains
to homes, farms, business and industrial customers. Following use, wastewater
is collected in collection and conveyance systems (sanitary sewers
and combined sewers
), decentralized sewer systems or septic tanks
and treated in accordance with regulations at publicly owned treatment works
(POTWs) before being discharged to the environment.
Although Arkansas is not classified as an arid state, certain regions of the state have experienced supply depletion, especially in areas of heavy reliance upon aquifers for agricultural water
. Currently, the state does not have direct or indirect potable reuse (DPR, IPR), or even water reuse
regulations, although one instance of non potable reuse is currently permitted in Rogers
. Read more...
Did you know...
Do you have a question about Arkansas that you can't find the answer to?
Consider asking it at the Wikipedia reference desk.
For editor resources and to collaborate with other editors on improving Wikipedia's Arkansas-related articles, see WikiProject Arkansas.