Introduction to Siloam Springs, Arkansas
Siloam Springs, Arkansas, in Benton county, is 23 miles W of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center) and 81 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is located in the Fayetteville - Springdale - Rogers metropolitan area.
Siloam Springs History
Siloam Springs was settled by Simon Sager in 1835. The area was originally known as Hico. The area's first post office was established in 1884. It became a summer resort in 1879 after discovering that the city's waters contained medicinal qualities. It was renamed Siloam City in 1880. Later on, the name was changed to Siloam Springs. It was named after a biblical place. Siloam Springs was incorporated on December 22, 1881. The first railroad entered the city in 1897.
Siloam Springs and nearby Attractions
- Siloam Springs Museum
- Natural Falls State Park
- Talbot Research Library & Museum
- Prairie Grove Battlefield
- Gravette Historical Museum
- Lake Eucha State Park
Things To Do In Siloam Springs
You can visit the Twin Springs Park, Henry Park, and Siloam Springs Municipal Park during your leisure time. Siloam Springs also has several churches such as the Baptist Assembly Church and Landmark Church. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy their leisure at the Siloam Springs Golf Course. The Siloam Springs Museum is also worth visiting. You can plan a trip to the Natural Falls State Park, Arkansas Country Doctor Museum, Lake Eucha State Park, and Bella Vista Historical Museum.
Siloam Springs Transportation
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport is the nearest airport.
Siloam Springs Higher Education
The city is home to John Brown University. Northwest Arkansas Community College, Northeastern State University, Westark College, and several other colleges and universities also offer higher educational facilities.