Introduction to Batesville, Arkansas
Batesville, Arkansas, in Independence county, is 52 miles W of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center) and 99 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee. It is the county seat of Independence County. There are about 9,445 people living in Batesville.
Batesville was named in honor of James Woodson Bates, the first territorial delegate from Arkansas to the United States Congress. It is the second oldest municipality in Arkansas. The first settlement in the Batesville area was in the year 1810. Batesville was partly laid out in the year 1821 and also became the county seat that year.
Batesville and nearby Attractions
- Batesville Country Club
- Town Plaza Shopping Center
- Southerland Park Golf Course
- Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church
- Riverside Park
Things To Do In Batesville
Batesville has several parks including Fitzhugh Park, Daffin Field, and Riverside Park. The Miller Creek and Stillhouse Branch are also popular tourist haunts. Tourists can attend the annual Arkansas Scottish Festival held each spring. A good place for shopping is the Town Plaza Shopping Center. Tourists also visit the many churches in Batesville including Bethlehem Baptist Church, Central Avenue Church of Christ, and Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Little Rock AFB is the nearest airport to the city of Batesville.
Batesville Higher Education
The higher education institutes in Batesville are Lyon College, University of Arkansas Community College-Batesville, and Bee Jays Academy. Other institutes close to the city are Harding University and Arkansas State University-Beebe Branch.