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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.


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News from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

JACKSON, Miss. A former employee of a Mississippi hospital is getting almost $3.5 million as part of a string of settlements where 18 hospitals in seven states have agreed to pay $20.4 million over a...


Emergency officials in southwest Arkansas are preparing for 4 to 8 inches of rainfall during the three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend and are warning vacationers to be aware of the potential for fla...


About 37.2 million Americans will be hitting the road or flying to vacation spots and state parks this Memorial Day weekend, which traditionally marks the beginning of the summer travel season.


An Arkansas State Police corporal who gave Josh Duggar "a very stern talk" in 2003 about the teen's improper sexual conduct started the clock on the time limit for filing any charges...


Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Libya that was on Friday classified "se...


Democratic presidential contender Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that she sees "no role whatsoever" for U.S. ground forces in Iraq despite setbacks in the struggle against Islamic State ...


If the Arkansas Legislature approves an $87.1 million aid package for a defense contractor with a facility in Camden, the state will recoup the money -- plus an additional $16.3 million in revenue ove...


The state's treasurer has opted to settle a federal lawsuit filed against him by a former employee from his time as the Saline County clerk.


The number of people approved for coverage under Arkansas' expanded Medicaid program last month reached 250,799, surpassing the number state officials estimated to be eligible, according to fi...


The Arkansas State Medical Board on Friday suspended the licenses of four doctors charged this week in a federal investigation into prescription drug abuse.


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