About Arkansas



Caves and hot springs are some of the more unique geographic features of Arkansas. But inside the Earth’s crust geographic anomalies are notable as well, especially the prospecting for diamonds, an unusual gemstone for North America. 

Murfreesboro maintains a diamond mine that now serves as a popular tourist attraction. Oil and bromine have also been unique resources. Petroleum was discovered in what was called Smackover Field in 1925, when a frenzied horde of oil barons spent half a year churning up the area, squeezing as much “black gold” as they could from the small patch of land. 

Since then the oil rich region has also become a viable—and one of the largest—sources for bromine, a derivative of saltwater brine. Stuttgart soil is yet another geologic anomaly. The very dense and clay-like soil is only found in a small area of east-central Arkansas. The soil is apparently a perfect environment for rice production, a large part of the State’s agricultural output. 

Arkansas most recently entered the mainstream U.S. consciousness when former President Bill Clinton was elected into office after he had been the Governor of Arkansas. Another well-known figure, poet Maya Angelou, spent the majority of her childhood growing up in Stamps, Arkansas and she read a poem for the occasion of President Clinton’s inauguration. 

One of the nation’s largest retail chains sprang from Arkansas. Businessman Sam Walton founded the first Wal-Mart in Arkansas in 1962. Since then the giant corporation has gone on to spawn a number of other like businesses, such as Sam’s Club, and exists in nearly every community in the U.S. 

Cited for its natural beauty, Arkansas was that last vestige of hope for the nearly extinct Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. In fact, for a number of years, biologists actually dismissed the bird. But in 2004, unsubstantiated sightings of a male in the species sent ornithologists combing the Arkansas wilderness. They ultimately found proof that a small number of the birds were still in existence.

Northwest Arkansas Executive Ranch For Sale

Sulphur Springs, Benton County, Arkansas

NW ARKANSAS EXECUTIVE RANCH FOR SALE Premier Recreational Property West of Bentonville 440± Acres | 3 BR / 2 BA Custom Log Cabin Call For Pricing The Northwest Arkansas Executive Ranch is conveniently located 25± miles west of Bentonville consisting of 440± contiguous acres with a custom log cabin overlooking a private, spring fed lake. Over the past 15 years, the current owners have cut miles of trails, planted hundreds of trees, and executed a wildlife management plan making the ranch a premier property for outdoor enthusiasts. Given its proximity to Bentonville, this ranch is just a short drive to enjoy the amenities and entertainment that abound in Northwest Arkansas. Still enough to be able to relax and enjoy a peaceful country experience on one the largest available contiguous tracts of land in Western Benton County. After a long day enjoying the outdoors, you can retreat back to the front porch of the log home and relax to the stunning views the property has to offer. • 440± Acres • 1,764± Sq Ft custom log cabin o 3 BR / 2 BA • 2.5± Acre Spring fed lake o stocked w/ bass, bluegill, and other gamefish • 7± Acres designed to accommodate horses o fenced pasture, open run in shed or pole barn • 1,200± Sq Ft metal barn o tractor storage, horses or hobby farming materials • Miles of well-maintained trails o horseback riding, hiking, truck, bike, and ATV • Wildlife habitat for deer and turkey o 9 food plots, 5 Sportsman's CondoTM deer blinds, 4 Boss BuckTM gravity feeders • 576± Sq Ft caretaker cabin NWArkansasExecutiveRanch.com | 479-888-4162 United Country | Rateliff Lifestyle Properties Matt Rateliff, Owner / Agent Matt@RateliffLifestyleProperties.com Franchise office is independently owned and operated.

United Real Estate Group

440.00 ACRES
1764 SQ FT
Beautiful Norfork Lake Home with lakeview and boat dock

Mountain Home, Baxter County, Arkansas

This is it! Own to the water on Norfork Lake. Large 2 stall boat dock with lifts, concrete drive to your own boat slip. Includes a large garage for the toys. Beautifully updated, great kitchen, privacy, screened porch & decks for entertaining. Only place on Norfork Lake you own all the way to the water, Fantastic opportunity as less than 60 homes on the entire lake (many 1000's) have this opportunity.

Cameron Davis , Baxter Real Estate Company

2.10 ACRES
3900 SQ FT

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