Area Information


Washington County was officially formed on October 17, 1828. Fayetteville was chosen to serve as its county seat. Northwest Arkansas played a major role in the Civil War, with several battles fought in the area. Of particular note are the battles of Fayetteville, Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove. Fayetteville has a large historic district with some homes dating back to this era.

Fayetteville has many amenities, including the University of Arkansas, home of the Razorbacks. The Walden Arts Center hosts concerts and plays as well as being the home of the Northwest Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.

There are five hospitals, a large library, nearly 100 churches, a youth center, 4 golf courses and over 3,000 acres of community parks and recreational complexes, including three fishing lakes.

Northwest Arkansas has an exceptional education system with many opportunities and special programs. For higher education, we have the University of Arkansas and Southern Technical College. In addition, there are two vocational schools.

In Fayetteville we have 2 high schools, 2 junior high schools, 8 elementary schools and 3 private schools. Springdale school system has 1 high school, 2 junior high, 2 middle schools and 9 elementary schools. In Washington County the towns of Elkins, Farmington, Greenland, Lincoln, Prairie Grove, West Fork and Winslow have independent school districts offering kindergarten through 12th grade. There is a wide range of sizes to choose from with programs to meet your special needs.

Fayetteville is the center for health care in northwest Arkansas. There are five hospitals with 574 beds, including the Washington Regional Medical Center and a Veterans Administration Hospital. There are three nursing homes with 439 beds and 32 clinics. There are an ample number of doctors in a wide range of specialties to serve your needs.

Agriculture in northwest Arkansas is centered around the poultry industry with many growers of turkey for the table and chicken for meat and eggs. There are many large cattle ranches in the area providing beef and dairy products. There are a few small growers of sheep, goats, pigs and rabbits. On the exotic side, there are several local growers of ostriches, emus and llamas.


Apples are a major crop in the area with Lincoln hosting the annual apple festival. Tontitown is a center for growing grapes and hosts an annual grape festival. Other crops grown locally include strawberries, blueberries and tomatoes.

Sports fans know that the University of Arkansas Razorbacks are perennial Southeastern Conference contenders in football, basketball, baseball, track and field, and other sports. The university's men's and women's sports programs and athletic facilities rival those of any school in the nation.

Northwest Arkansas boasts fabulous lakes and rivers for boating and fishing, as well as national forests and state parks for picnicking or camping. Hunters will find such game as deer, turkey and rabbit. Beaver Lake bears more than 500 miles of shoreline. There are 7 marinas providing boat and motor rental services.

History buffs will enjoy visiting the Clinton House Museum. This 1930s English-style bungalow was the first home and wedding site of Bill and Hillary Clinton. Showcasing the life and times of the Clintons during their years in Fayetteville, the museum features photographs and memorabilia displays including vintage campaign materials.

The North Arkansas Symphony's outstanding 70-piece orchestra has entertained regional audiences and visiting music lovers for more than 30 years.

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