Introduction to Magnolia, Arkansas
Magnolia was founded in 1853. It was incorporated in 1858. In the early years, the city developed as an agricultural community as well as a regional cotton market. In March, 1938, the Magnolia Oil Field was discovered by the Kerr-Lynn Company. It became the largest oil producing field of the time. Magnolia is the county seat of Columbia County, which was established on December 17, 1852, and was named after the goddess Columbia.
Magnolia and nearby Attractions
- Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources
- Old Washington Historic State Park
- South Arkansas Arts Center
- Logoly State Park
Things To Do In Magnolia
One can visit the Cloc Regional Library and the ASA G. Garrett Memorial Library. There are a number of churches in Magnolia including the Westside Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, and the First United Methodist Church. There are several parks in the city such as Eastside Park, Southside Park, and Hospital Park which offer a range of recreational facilities. One can also visit the Columbia Shopping Center.
Those wishing to travel by air can do so from the Texarkana Regional-Webb Field Airport.
Magnolia Higher Education
Residents of Magnolia can obtain higher educational opportunities from Henderson State University, Bossier Parish Community College, Grambling State University, and Louisiana State University.