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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.
News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Apr 18, 2014 7:36 am
The goodwill value of Little Rocks Brave New Restaurant was considered in a valuation of the business and can be divided in the co-owners divorce proceedings, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday...
Apr 18, 2014 7:34 am
PARAGOULD A Greene County District Court judge ordered a Paragould physician accused of photographing a woman during a gynecological examination to give up his passport and placed him in jail in lieu...
Apr 18, 2014 7:32 am
The Arkansas Supreme Court declined on Thursday to immediately settle the question of how lawyers who pay their annual dues late can be disciplined.
Apr 18, 2014 7:31 am
Lynch Drive Elementary School in the North Little Rock School District will permanently close in June, which is a year earlier than what was originally scheduled in the districts capital improvement p...
Apr 18, 2014 7:30 am
WASHINGTON The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will reopen public comments about a proposal to designate hundreds of miles of Arkansas rivers and streams as critical habitat for two freshwater mussels...
Apr 18, 2014 7:29 am
Six Little Rock School District employees who were told in January that their jobs would be eliminated were notified Thursday that the nonrenewal notices had been rescinded by District Superintendent ...
Apr 18, 2014 7:27 am
The last of four defendants arrested in connection with the April 2012 slaying of a waiter during the armed robbery of a west Little Rock restaurant was sentenced to four years of probation Wednesday ...
Apr 18, 2014 7:26 am
HOT SPRINGS A probe by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has revealed a pattern of noncompliance with federal regulations by the Hot Springs Housing Authority, including accusation...
Apr 18, 2014 7:24 am
The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville has reached an agreement with Washington, D.C.-based Blackboard for the company to market UAs online programs, a news release said.
Apr 18, 2014 7:24 am
A man who made Murfreesboro his home after learning of the Crater of Diamonds State Park when he saw it featured on the Travel Channels Best Places to Find Cash and Treasures program found a 6.19-cara...
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