Introduction to Springdale, Arkansas
Springdale, Arkansas, in Washington county, is 8 miles N of Fayetteville, Arkansas (center to center) and 104 miles E of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The city is considered part of the Fayetteville - Springdale - Rogers metropolitan area.
Springdale was originally inhabited by Native American tribes. The Osage Indians used the area for seasonal hunting in the late 18th century. It was first settled by the whites in the 1830s. The Shiloh Primitive Baptist Church was the area's first church, and it was established in 1843. The area was also named Shiloh. The first post office was established in 1872, and the area was renamed to Springdale because another Shiloh existed in Arkansas. The city was incorporated on April 1, 1878.
Springdale and nearby Attractions
- Shiloh Museum of Ozark History
- Arkansas Air Museum
- Rogers Historical Museum
- Pea Ridge National Military Park
- Beaver Lake State Park
- Eureka Springs Gardens
Things To Do In Springdale
Springdale has several parks and open spaces including Shiloh Memorial Park, Bobby Hopper Park, and Murphy Park. You can also visit the Shiloh Historic District. The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History and the Springdale Branch Library will enable you to discover some of the area's history. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Sunset Square Shopping Center, Plaza Shopping Center, and Elmdale Shopping Center.
You can reach Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport within several minutes.
Springdale Higher Education
Northwest Arkansas Community College and the University of Arkansas-Main Campus are the nearest college and university.