Introduction to Maumelle, Arkansas
Maumelle, Arkansas, in Pulaski county, is 10 miles NW of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 134 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. The city is included in the Little Rock - North Little Rock metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 10,557 people lived in Maumelle.
Maumelle was named after the Maumelle Mountain. The area was originally inhabited by the Osage Indians. Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto was the first white man who visited the area. It was founded in 1974 by Jess Odom, insurance executive and Arkansas businessman. In fact, the Urban Growth and New Community Development Act assisted him with establishing the community. It is a well planned and affluent community. On June 21, 1985, it was declared a first-class, incorporated city with an aldermanic/mayor form of government.
Maumelle and nearby Attractions
- Museum of Discovery
- Historic Arkansas Museum
- Toltec Mounds State Park
Things To Do In Maumelle
While in Maumelle, one can visit the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History, Plantation Agriculture Museum, Aerospace Education Center, one of the local public libraries or churches. There are many parks that offer recreational facilities including Pinnacle Mountain State Park, Hot Springs National Park, and Lake Catherine State Park.
The Adams Field Airport provides air transportation.
Maumelle Higher Education
Those living in Maumelle can avail higher education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas State University-Beebe Branch, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, and Harding University.