Introduction to Wynne, Arkansas
Wynne, Arkansas is 42 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee. Wynne is located in Cross county. The population of the Wynne city is about 8,615.
Wynne was named in honor of Captain Jesse Watkins Wynne. The Wynne settlement was initially located in 1882 with the derailment of a train; one boxcar was off the tracks and left without wheels. The boxcar was positioned upright and in honor of Captain Wynne, the Wynne Station was designated. In the year 1903, Wynne city was recognized as the county seat of Cross County. The city was unofficially named 'The City with a Smile' by KWYN disc jockey Bud Raley in the year 1956.
Wynne and nearby Attractions
- Cross County Courthouse
- Wynne City Hall
- Parkin Archeological State Park
- Village Creek State Park
- Central Delta Depot Museum
Things To Do In Wynne
One can enjoy the Cross County Library. Tourists can also visit the Cross County Courthouse and Wynne City Hall, which are notable locations here. Farmfest and Pickin' in the Park are festivals hosted by the city of Wynne, and tourists can also be a part of these festivals. One can also visit Village Creek State Park while staying in Wynne. The Parkin Archaeological State Park is also a notable place to visit.
Air transportation facilities are provided by Memphis International airport.
Wynne Higher Education
There are many institutes offering higher education that can be attended from the city of Memphis. These include Arkansas State University-main campus, Southwest Tennessee Community College-union campus, University of Memphis, and The University of Tennessee Health Science Center.