Introduction to Texarkana, Arkansas
The non-migratory Native American tribes were the original inhabitants of Texarkana. The area was first settled by the Europeans in the 17th century. The area's first post office was established in the 1840s. The Cairo and Fulton Railroad entered the region in the late 1850s. The city was incorporated on August 10, 1880. H. W. Beidler was the city's first mayor. Texarkana is so named because it is located near the boundary of Texas and Arkansas.
Texarkana and nearby Attractions
- Texarkana Historical Museum
- Spring Lake Park
- Tex - Ark Antique Auto Museum
- Atlanta State Park
- Old Washington Historic State Park
- Clinton Birthplace
Things To Do In Texarkana
Texarkana has many parks and playgrounds including the Hole in the Wall Park, Jefferson Park, George Williams Park, Hobo Jungle Park, Bradfield Park, Ingraham Park, and Bramble Park. Some of the local churches are the College Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Lonoke Baptist Church, Calvary Baptist Church, and County Avenue Church. South Haven Golf Course is an ideal destination for golf lovers. It is also worth visiting Spring Lake Park.
Texarkana Regional Airport-Webb Field is the local airport.
Texarkana Higher Education
Facilities for higher studies are provided at Southern Arkansas University-Main Campus, Henderson State University, Kilgore College, and many other colleges and universities.