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Arkansas is the first state in the U.S. where diamonds were found naturally (near Murfreesboro, Arkansas).
The eastern border of most of Arkansas is the Mississippi River, except in Clay and Greene counties where the St. Francis River forms the western boundary of the Missouri Bootheel. Arkansas shares its southern border with Louisiana, its northern border with Missouri, its eastern border with Tennessee and Mississippi, and its western border with Texas and Oklahoma.
Arkansas is a land of mountains and valleys, thick forests and fertile plains. Northwest Arkansas is part of the Ozark Plateau including the Boston Mountains, to the south are the Ouachita Mountains and these regions are divided by the Arkansas River; the southern and eastern parts of Arkansas are called the Lowlands.
The so-called Lowlands are better known as the Delta and the Grand Prairie. The land along the Mississippi River is referred to as the “Delta” of Arkansas. It gets this name from the formation of its rich alluvial soils formed from the flooding of the mighty Mississippi. The Grand Prairie is slightly away from the Mississippi River in the southeast portion of the state and consists of a more undulating landscape. Both are fertile agricultural areas and home to much of the crop agriculture in the state.
The Delta region is bisected by an unusual geological formation known as Crowley’s Ridge. A narrow band of rolling hills, Crowley’s Ridge rises from 250 to 500 feet above the surrounding alluvial plain.
Buffalo National River, one of many attractions that give the state’s nickname The Natural State.
Arkansas is home to many caves, such as Blanchard Springs Caverns.


Of Interest

News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

The Walton Family Foundation of Bentonville on Tuesday announced the establishment of a $250 million building initiative to give charter schools in Little Rock and other U.S. cities access to funding ...


A Pulaski County jury Tuesday cleared a funeral director of criminal wrongdoing over the way human remains were handled at a Jacksonville funeral home that was shut down by state regulators who found ...


The Ouachita River Bridge on Arkansas 51 leading into Arkadelphia is closed indefinitely after a vehicle struck part of the span Tuesday morning, leading to long detours for commuters and emergency wo...


Dismissing speculation that he's on Donald Trump's short list for vice president, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said repeatedly Tuesday that he doesn't believe he'll be the New ...


Eureka Springs has imposed a six-month moratorium on permits for new bed-and-breakfast inns in residential areas.


Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's presidential campaign has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle a lawsuit for using a 1980s rock anthem, "Eye of the Tiger," without the permission of ...


The National Institutes of Health awarded a team of researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences a $2.7 million grant to study synthetic marijuana.


Circuit Judge Vann Smith aims to expand an effort to reduce lengthy wait times for trial dates in Pulaski County Circuit Court, where people often wait up to a year before going to trial before a judg...


The Pulaski County Quorum Court on Tuesday denied a request from Public Defender Bill Simpson to fund one additional attorney position.


A potential conflict of interests cited last week by U.S. Department of Justice attorneys who are prosecuting businessman Ted Suhl in a federal bribery conspiracy case was resolved Tuesday.


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