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Agriculture

Agriculture remains the largest economic contributor in Lawrence County. Row crops of rice, soybeans and wheat are predominant, but the county also has hay farmers. In addition, Lawrence County also boasts many livestock producers with cattle and poultry being dominant. …

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Cities & Towns

Lawrence County has a population of approximately 17,000. Walnut Ridge, the county seat, and Hoxie adjoin and have a combined population of nearly 7,500. Both towns have been designated as Arkansas Communities of Excellence, and Walnut Ridge is a part …

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Education

Education is a priority in Lawrence County with local educators striving to provide students with the best learning experience from pre-K to higher education. The Lawrence County School District has K-12 schools in Walnut Ridge and Black Rock. Hoxie School …

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Healthcare

Lawrence County has a thriving medical community including a county-owned medical center, which includes a hospital, nursing home, specialty clinics and a childcare center. Lawrence Health Services, located in Walnut Ridge, has been in operation since 1960 and has seen …

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History

Lawrence County is known as the “Mother of Counties” because 31 of Arkansas’ present counties were carved from the original Lawrence County. Named for Captain James Lawrence, a naval officer killed in the War of 1812, the county was the …

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Industry

The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport and Industrial Park is located three miles north of Walnut Ridge. Local utilities provide excellent cooperation to new and existing industries, and the city of Walnut Ridge has an ISO rating of 3. The park …

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LawCo Living

Lawrence County offers a variety of lifestyle options. The Walnut Ridge/Hoxie area offers small-town living with an easy commute to Jonesboro and Paragould, two of the fastest growing cities in the state of Arkansas. Walnut Ridge and Hoxie offer the …

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Media

Lawrence County has two local-owned newspapers. The Times Dispatch, located in Walnut Ridge, is a weekly publication that prints on Wednesdays. The Ozark Journal, located in Imboden, is also a weekly newspaper, which is published on Thursdays. Imboden Live , …

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Recreation

Whether you are into golf, swimming, hunting or fishing, Lawrence County has many opportunities for recreation. The Walnut Ridge Country Club offers tennis courts and an in-ground swimming pool. In addition, Walnut Ridge’s Stewart Park has a public swimming pool, …

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Tourism

Lawrence County has numerous attractions for everyone from history enthusiasts to outdoors lovers to hunters and anglers. The county has a rich heritage and several local attractions strive to share that history. The Powhatan Historic State Park, the Clover Bend …

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Transportation

  Lawrence County boasts many means of transportation. In addition to highway travel, the county also offers transportation by rail and air. Two railways, Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Santa Fe, intersect in Hoxie. Walnut Ridge is also an Amtrak …

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