Arkansas

16 of the Prettiest Spots in the South (Part Two)

Maryland, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, Arkansas

Another handful of some of the brightest spots in this sunny South we call home

Would You Please Spell That? Interesting Place Names in the South

All 16 States of the South

Like so many other places, the South is full of thousands of curious, crazy, hard-to-spell, and sometimes downright hilarious place names. Here are a few favorites.

What’d You Say? 6 Southern Sayings Deciphered

Here’s hoping you’re finer than frog’s hair and happy as a dead pig in the sunshine

One Stitch at a Time: The Beauty and Heartbreak of Holy Sews

Little Rock, Arkansas

From one mother to another, every layette is a small token that says “we’ve been there”

Brantley Farm #5: Harvest Time

England, Arkansas

Autumn means the cotton comes in and the pumpkins go out

Bentonville: Northwest Arkansas’s Rockwellian-Warhol Vibe

Bentonville, Arkansas

Start with a generous helping of Main Street, toss in a little art deco ambience, and add a pleasing temperate climate coupled with the beauty of the Ozark plateau

Art Amour in Eureka Springs

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

One of the most naturally beautiful spots in America, award-winning architecture, and an art explosion that won’t quit makes this little Ozark town more and more attractive all the time

A Walmart for the World

Bentonville, Arkansas

Mr. Middle America from one of the poorest states in the nation creates world merchant empire through genius, hard work, and smiley-face employees. Makes for a good story—and it’s true.

Casting Hope: The Mayfly Project

Benton, Arkansas

What do you get when you combine a love for fly fishing and a love for kids? Nothing less than a Jess and Laura Westbrook, that’s what.

Easy, Breezy Fayetteville: A Boomtown Buffer in the Ozarks

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Arkansas’s highland retreat provides its own independent, funky vibe

Jesse McReynolds: In Part (Part 1)

Coeburn, Virginia

These 87-year-old Appalachian-born fingers still know how to burn up the strings on a mandolin—and like nobody’s business

Finding Your Fayetteville

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Whether you’re a history buff or a culinary enthusiast, this Arkansas gem has something to please

7-Song History of the Fiddle in the South

The South has a unique claim to the fiddle and its ever-evolving contributions, and here are 7 songs to prove it

Digging into the Grave Mysteries of Van Buren’s Fairview Cemetery

Van Buren, Arkansas

Four stone slabs and a headstone with illegible runes—stories abound, but the mystery remains in this venerable old cemetery in western Arkansas

Brantley Farm #4: A Lot Going On Underground

England, Arkansas

Corn, cotton, rice, and soybeans stick their roots down deep into Brantley Farm soil as another hot Southern summer adds its own seasonal magic

Brantley Farm #3: Tommy’s Flying Service

England, Arkansas

Mark Carter and photographer Jonathan Funk bring the world of farming into focus by looking at a skillful pilot’s part in bringing food to America’s tables

Step Aside, Boys: The Story of Hattie Caraway

Jonesboro, Arkansas

The first woman elected to the United States Senate, this outspoken Southern girl wasn’t such a “Silent Hattie” after all