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 History

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.

Wynne Transportation

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.


Total Population 8,242
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 3,154
Age of the Population 38


% of people married 46%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $45,865
% Above Poverty Level 77.7%
% Below Poverty Level 22.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 25.4%
Median Gross Rent $689
Median House Value $88,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 4.7%
Irish 5.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wynne Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 42 miles W of Memphis, Tennessee
County Cross
Standard Zip Codes 72396
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.224
Longitude -90.786

Wynne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WYNNE
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 45 F
Apr Temp 48 to 70 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Distance 22.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 45 F
Apr Temp 50 to 71 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 50 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Distance 37.5 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 46 F
Apr Temp 51 to 71 F
Jul Temp 72 to 92 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Caldwell 508 $39,028
Cherry Valley 891 $41,250
Colt 433 $31,250
Forrest City 14,999 $36,039
Madison 1,004 $34,896
Parkin 907 $28,500

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wynne Public Libraries

East Central Arkansas Regional Library
Wynne, Arkansas
(870) 238-3850

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Wynne Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
(870) 238-3300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Wynne High Schools

Serves 842 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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