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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 Arkansas Health Department officials confirmed Monday that enterovirus D68, a virus that has caused severe illness in children nationally, has been found in Arkansas.


A family was awakened early Sunday morning to the sound of a bullet striking their Little Rock home, police say.


A Little Rock man was shot in the cheek Saturday in an Asher Avenue parking lot, police say.


CABOT The Arkansas Highway Commission has approved a bid of nearly $1 million for road improvements in Cabot and Maumelle.


In honor of National Womens Health and Fitness Day, the UAMS will host its 12th annual womens fitness event Saturday.


DANVILLE Defense attorneys are seeking a mental evaluation for an Arkansas woman charged with manslaughter in the death of her infant son.


The beginning of a two-and-a-half-year construction timeline to replace the Broadway Bridge connecting downtowns Little Rock and North Little Rock is set to begin next month, but highway officials say...


Big River Steel LLC broke ground Monday on its $1.3 billion dollar steel mill and recycling facility in Osceola, a project which is the largest private investment in Arkansass history.


One person was killed and three others hurt when two vehicles collided on U.S. 49 South in Paragould late Sunday, authorities said.


BENTONVILLE -- The Bachman Wilson House, one of architect Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian homes, has developed a cult following on its move to Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art from where it...


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