Introduction to De Queen, Arkansas
De Queen History
De Queen was founded in the late 1880s. It was named after Jan DeGeoijen, the Dutch railroad investor. The city was originally served by the Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Gulf Railroad. It is the county seat of Sevier County, which was established on October 17, 1827, and was named after Ambrose Sevier, U.S. Senator from Arkansas.
De Queen and nearby Attractions
- Sevier County Historical Society Museum
- Cossatot River State Park
- Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge
- Beavers Bend State Park
- Museum of the Red River
- Old Washington Historic State Park
Things To Do In De Queen
De Queen is home to Sevier County Historical Society Museum, which provides publications of interest. Another "must see" destination of the city is the De Queen Historical Museum. One can enjoy shopping at the Town North Shopping Center. You can also enjoy wildlife observation, camping, fishing, hunting, and photography at Pond Creek National Wildlife Refuge. The Gillham Lake offers facilities for fishing, boating, picnicking, skiing, and camping.
De Queen Transportation
Air transportation is available from Texarkana Regional Airport-Webb Field.
De Queen Higher Education
Cossatot Technical College is the local college. Westark College, Southern Arkansas University-Main Campus, Bossier Parish Community College, and many other colleges and universities also offer higher educational facilities.