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Source: United States Postal Service – Abbreviations
Source: Resident Population Data – 2010 Census
|Governor||Mike Bebee (Democrat, to January 2015)|
|Entered the Union||June 15, 1836
as the 25th state
|Motto||Regnat Populus (The People Rule)|
|Nickname||The Natural State, The Land of Opportunity|
|Professional Sports Teams||No NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS, or NHL teams.
(sports listing policy)
|Origin of Name||From the Quapaw word meaning “south wind”|
|Historical Sites||Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site, Toltec Mounds National Archeological State Park, Pea Ridge National Military Park|
|Points of Interest||Hot Springs National Park, Buffalo National River, the Ozark Mountains, Clinton Presidential Center and Park|
|Bordering States||Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, and Mississippi.|
Follow these links to read articles about Arkansas from Encyclopedias and Almanacs:
Official State Links
- Arkansas.gov: Your Bridge to State & Local eGovernment
This is the official website for the State of Arkansas.
- Arkansas State Library
Here is the homepage for the Arkansas State Library.
- The Old State House Museum
Here is the homepage for the Old State House Museum, a museum of the Arkansas Department of Heritage.
- Arkansas History Commission: the Arkansas State Archives
Here is the homepage for the Arkansas State Archives.
- Arkansas State Parks
Here is the homepage for Arkansas State Parks.
- Arkansas the Natural State
Here is the official state website for the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism.
- Arkansas.gov Travel and Visitor Information
Here is the official state travel website for Arkansas.
Other State Links
- 50states.com: Arkansas
The site provides a wealth of information about Arkansas. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
- Things To Do in Arkansas
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about entertainment, recreation, and travel in Arkansas, and includes the state’s interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
- Roadside America: Arkansas Attractions
Roadside America describes itself as an online guide to offbeat attractions. This site offers reviews of “weird sites along the highway” in Arkansas.
- The Aerospace Education Center
The Aerospace Education Center is Arkansas’ #1 entertainment and education attraction.
- FedStats: MapStat: United States: Arkansas
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on “economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more” in Arkansas.
- The United States’ only active diamond mine is located near Murfreesboro. It is operated as a tourist attraction. Diamonds are also Arkansas’ state gem.
- Arkansas has experienced only one major earthquake. The New Madrid earthquake of 1811-1812 affected the northeastern part of the state.
- Little Rock got its name from a natural stone landmark on the bank of the Arkansas River. There was also a “Big Rock” located further upstream.
- President Bill Clinton was born in Hope, but he grew up in Hot Springs, site of Arkansas’ most popular national park.
Some Famous People from this State
- Maya Angelou, dancer, poet, and author of many books, including I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
- Hattie Caraway, first woman Senator
- Johnny Cash, country-western singer
- Presidents from Arkansas with links to ipl’s POTUS (Presidents of the United States) page:
- William Jefferson Clinton, 42nd President of the U.S. and former Governor of Arkansas
- Douglas MacArthur, Five-Star General in the U.S. Army
- Mary Steenburgen, actress
- Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart