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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
Sep 26, 2016 6:20 pm
A Springdale teenager was killed early Monday when the vehicle he was a passenger in traveled off a wet road in rainy weather and crashed at a lumber yard, state police say.
Sep 26, 2016 3:59 pm
An Arkansas teen who went missing after leaving her home Sunday afternoon has been found safe, according to authorities.
Sep 26, 2016 2:33 pm
A Little Rock woman says a man tried to steal her cellphone and then assaulted her early Sunday morning, according to the Little Rock Police Department.
Sep 26, 2016 2:22 pm
An unidentified woman robbed a Family Dollar in Little Rock around 9:00 a.m. Saturday, according to the Little Rock Police Department.
Sep 26, 2016 1:50 pm
LITTLE ROCK ? Arkansas officials say the state is set to begin offering new enhanced driver's licenses and identification cards next week in order to comply with new federal standards.
Sep 26, 2016 1:00 pm
A Little Rock woman says her car was stolen by a friend after he took her keys and forced her out of the vehicle Sunday evening, according to the Little Rock Police Department.
Sep 26, 2016 12:57 pm
Award-winning Broadway musical "The Lion King" is coming to Little Rock's Robinson Center in spring 2018, marking the production's first time in Arkansas, officials said Mond...
Sep 26, 2016 12:34 pm
A Russellville man won $100,000 Friday ? the first $5 Diamond Doubler top prize from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.
Sep 26, 2016 12:15 pm
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch spoke to 300 federal and state representatives convened in Little Rock on Monday morning about violent crime in American cities and announced millions of dollars in...
Sep 26, 2016 10:50 am
LITTLE ROCK ? A United Nations agency is partnering with an Arkansas-based nonprofit group to launch a $4 million program for dairy farmers in East Africa.
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