Introduction to Russellville, Arkansas
Russellville is named after Dr. T. J. Russell, a resident of the area. It was incorporated on June 7, 1870. Russellville is the county seat of Pope County. The Osage and Cherokee Indians occupied the valley where Russellville is presently located. Russellville's first white settler was C. Holledger who built a house in 1834. Dr. T. J. Russell purchased Holledger's log home in 1835. By 1836, many settlers came to the area. In 1847, Jacob Shinn built the first store in Russellville.
Russellville and nearby Attractions
- Arkansas Tech University Museum of Prehistory and History
- Lake Dardanelle State Park
- Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge
- Bona Dea Trails & Sanctuary
- Petit Jean State Park
- Mount Nebo State Park
Things To Do In Russellville
The First Assembly of God Church, Kelly heights Baptist Church, Bernice Church, and Central Presbyterian Church are some of the churches worth visiting. Those interested in books can visit the Pope County Library. One can also visit the Arkansas River Visitor Center. There are amusement and theme parks in the city including Sportsworld. Those interested in shopping will enjoy the Russellville Metro Mall Shopping Center, Southgate Regional Shopping Center, and Williamsburg Court Shopping Center.
The local airport is Memorial Field Airport.
Russellville Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Arkansas Tech University, River Valley Real Estate Licensing School, and Arkansas Beauty School. One can also avail higher education facilities from the University of Central Arkansas, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Westark College.