Introduction to Dumas, Arkansas
Dumas was first settled in 1870 by William B. Dumas, a planter and merchant. In fact, the city was named after him. The first railroad entered in the city in 1879. Originally, the main industry was timber, but eventually the area became a significant cotton growing center. The city's first Jewish settler was Gus Waterman. He also became the first mayor of the city after its incorporation. Dumas was incorporated on April 28, 1904.
Dumas and nearby Attractions
- Arkansas Post National Memorial
- Wilber D. Mills Park
- Desha County Museum
- Arkansas Post County Museum
- Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas
- Cane Creek State Park
Things To Do In Dumas
While staying in Dumas, you can visit The Garden House and Desha County Museum. The Trusten Holder Wildlife Management Area offers facilities for fishing. In the winter months, you can watch bald and golden eagles. You can also enjoy the scenic view of the Great River Road, and the ancient Native American sites along the way. Carter Shopping Center and Brookhaven Shopping Center are ideal places to shop.
Flights can be availed from Mid Delta Regional Airport.
Dumas Higher Education
University of Arkansas At Monticello and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are the nearest universities.