Introduction to Stuttgart, Arkansas
Stuttgart was founded in the fall of 1878 by Louis Sterling Stigger, a native of Germany. The area's post office was established in 1880, and Stigger became the first postmaster. He named the area after Stuttgart in Germany. The first railroad entered the city in 1882. The area was platted in 1884. The city was incorporated on April 19, 1889, and Colonel Robert Crockett became the first mayor. Rice farming was first introduced to the area in 1904. Stuttgart was almost completely destroyed by an EF3 tornado on May 10, 2008.
Stuttgart and nearby Attractions
- Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie
- Stuttgart Agriculture Museum
- White River National Wildlife Refuge
- Louisiana Purchase State Park
- Central Delta Depot Museum
- Toltec Mounds State Park
Things To Do In Stuttgart
Stuttgart is home to the Museum of the Arkansas Grand Prairie and Stuttgart Agriculture Museum. One can visit the local parks including Bryant Park and Cain Park. You can also visit the Stuttgart Public Library to learn about the area's history. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Mini Mall Shopping Center. You can also plan a trip to the White River National Wildlife Refuge.
Flights can be availed from Adams Field.
Stuttgart Higher Education
There are several universities and colleges that offer higher educational facilities including the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Harding University, and University of Central Arkansas.