Introduction to Monticello, Arkansas
Monticello was incorporated on December 20, 1852. It is the county seat of Drew County. An infrastructure of agriculture, commerce, and timber industries contributed to its prosperity and growth. Monticello is believed to be named after Thomas Jefferson's Virginia Estate. Monticello witnessed industrial growth in the early 20th Century when cotton gins and mills were opened in addition to an ice plant, fertilizer plant, and a canning factory. A Coca-Cola plant was opened in Monticello in 1935. The industrial growth continued after the second world war, and Monticello was the home to a number of industries incuding the Burlington Industries (textiles) and the Coca-Cola Bottling Company.
Monticello and nearby Attractions
- Drew County Historical Museum
- Monticello North Main Historic District
- Bradley County Veterans' Museum
- Cane Creek State Park
Things To Do In Monticello
while in the city, you can visit the Bradley County Veterans Museum. It is also worth visiting the city's various churches including Oak Grove Church, East End Church, and First Assembly of God Church. One can also visit the Southeast Arkansas Regional Library. A visit to McCloy Park and Lake Monticello is also enjoyable.
One can avail of air transportation from Mid Delta Regional Airport.
Monticello Higher Education
The University of Arkansas at Monticello offers higher educational facilities. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Delta State University, University of Louisiana at Monroe, and University of Arkansas at Little Rock are other institutes which also offer facilities of higher education.