Introduction to Sherwood, Arkansas
Sherwood, Arkansas, in Pulaski county, is 4 miles NE of North Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center) and 125 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. The people of the city are in the Little Rock - North Little Rock metropolitan area. Sherwood has a population of 21,511.
Sherwood was first settled in the early 1900s. Originally, it was a small farming community. Electricity came to the area in 1925. It was incorporated on April 22, 1948. The area's first election was held on July 10, 1948. Hal P. (Bob) LaCoste was the city's first mayor. Sherwood's fire department was established on September 6, 1950. It annexed the community of Gravel Ridge in early 2008.
Sherwood and nearby Attractions
- Pugh's Mill Park
- Little Rock Zoo
- Museum of Discovery
- MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History
- Arkansas Arts Center
- Toltec Mounds State Park
Things To Do In Sherwood
Sherwood provides easy access to various museums such as the Museum of Discovery, Historic Arkansas Museum, Aerospace Education Center, Old State House Museum, and MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History. The Peggy's Zoo and Little Rock Zoo are also nearby. The local shopping centers include the Sherwood Oaks Shopping Center, North Hills Shopping Center, and Indian Head Shopping Center. The city also organizes special events each year including the Sherwood Fall Festival.
Little Rock AFB Airport is close to the city.
Sherwood Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are offered at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Arkansas State University-Beebe Branch, University of Central Arkansas, and several other universities.