Introduction to Fayetteville, Arkansas
Fayetteville is known as a college town and is home to the University of Arkansas. The city is located in the Ozarks in the northwest portion of Arkansas in Washington County. Fayetteville is the location of the Clinton House Museum.
The area known as Fayetteville was originally inhabited by the Osage Indians. The Cherokee Treaty which was established in 1828 made the land in the region available to settlers. The town was the location of numerous battles during the Civil War including a battle at Pea Ridge and a battle at Prairie Grove. The city was established in 1836 and was a prominent transportation center due to being situated between eastern cities and the undeveloped West.
The town was given its name in the 1800's by a small number of families settling in the region. They named it after their former home of Fayetteville, Tennessee. The early pioneers who established the area were situated approximately 30 miles away from the newly created Indian Territory. The deported Indian people from the East were placed there. The town was known for providing supplies and a place to rest for people migrating to the West. The economy significantly improved with the arrival of the railroad.
The city is served by the Fayetteville Municipal Airport. The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport also provides air transportation for the region.
- Mt. Sequohyah Conference and Retreat Center offers visitors wonderful views of Fayetteville.
- The Statute of Liberty located at the Washington Regional Medical Center is a quality replica of the Statue of Liberty located in New York City.
- The University of Arkansas.
- The Fayetteville Public Library is recognized as one of the top libraries in the United States.
- The Confederate Cemetery.
- Fayetteville National Cemetery.
- The Stone House.
- Old Main, was the original building for the University of Arkansas.
- The town square.
- Walton Arts Center.
- Clinton House Museum features items associated with President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton.
- The Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks.
- Fayetteville High School.
- Devil's Den State Park offers residents and tourists opportunities for hiking and backpacking and numerous mountain bicycle trails that extend deep into the park as well as to the Ozark National Forest.
- Dickson Street is the major location for nightlife in the city.
- The Farmers Market is open on a seasonal basis.
- Various sports events provided by the athletes known as the Razorbacks at the University of Arkansas.
- Bikes, Blues and BBQ Festival occurs on a yearly basis.
The city is home to the University of Arkansas. The college is prominent in the areas of agriculture (especially poultry science), creative writing, architecture and business.