Introduction to Hope, Arkansas
Hope was originally settled in 1852. It was named after the daughter of James Loughborough, the Land Commissioner of Cairo and Fulton Railroad who designed the plat of the city. It was formally incorporated in 1875. Hope is the county seat of Hempstead County, which was founded on December 15, 1818. The city is the hometown of Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States.
Hope and nearby Attractions
- First Home of President Bill Clinton
- Hope Visitor Center & Museum
- Old Washington Historic State Park
- Cave of the Apocalypse
- White Oak Lake State Park
- Crater of Diamonds State Park
Things To Do In Hope
Hope is home to Northside Park, Fair Park, and several baseball, softball, and soccer fields. The city also has several houses of worship such as the Bebe Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, East Side Church of Christ, and Lonoke Baptist Church. Shopping can be enjoyed at the North Hervey Street Shopping Center and Hope Village Shopping Center. Hope also organizes several recreational events and festivals throughout the year including the Watermelon Festival and Bluegrass Festival.
You can avail flights from Texarkana Regional Airport-Webb Field.
Hope Higher Education
The University of Arkansas Community College-Hope is the local university. Residents of the city can also pursue higher education at Henderson State University, Grambling State University, and Bossier Parish Community College.