Introduction to Crossett, Arkansas
The city was named after one of its founders, Edward Crossett, in the late 1890's. It was founded by Crossett, Charles Warner Gates, and Dr. John Wenzel Watzek. They were from Davenport, Iowa. They came during the development of Southern Forest and acquired land for one of the largest saw milling operations at that time. Today, the city is known as 'Forestry Capital of the South' and is one of the leading manufacturing centers.
Crossett and nearby Attractions
- Kone Crossland Zoo
- Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
- Masur Museum of Art
- Northeast Louisiana Children's Museum
- Poverty Point State Historic Site
- Old Company House
Things To Do In Crossett
The Biedenharn Museum and Gardens and South Arkansas Arts Center can be visited while staying in Crossett. The local public libraries and various Baptist, Methodist and Presbyterian churches are also worth visiting. There are a couple of parks that offer opportunities for recreation such as Chemin A-Haut State Park and Crossett City Park.
Those who wish to travel by air can do so from Monroe Regional Airport.
Crossett Higher Education
The residents of Crossett can obtain higher education from the University of Arkansas at Monticello, University of Louisiana at Monroe, Louisiana Tech University, Grambling State University, and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.