Arkansas Highway 23
Arkansas Highway 23 is a north–south state highway in north Arkansas. The route runs 129.88 miles from US 71 near Elm Park north to the Missouri state line through Ozark and Eureka Springs. Between AR 16 at Brashears and Interstate 40 north of Ozark, Highway 23 winds through the Ozark National Forest and is designated as the Pig Trail Scenic Byway due to its steep hills and hairpin turns; the route has a strong connection with the University of Arkansas Razorbacks, connecting fans in Central Arkansas with the Northwest Arkansas area. AR 23 runs northeast to Booneville; the route intersects AR 116 south of Booneville crosses AR 10 in Booneville before continuing north into Franklin County. AR 23 travels through the Ouachita National Forest, winding through mountains and through thick woods. AR 23 meets AR 22 in Caulksville and AR 41 near Chismville after which the route runs north across the Arkansas River to Ozark. AR 23 meets US 64 in downtown I-40 north of town; the route next enters Ozark National Forest.
AR 23 meets AR 16 north of the forest west St. Paul. Northeast of St Paul, AR 23 and AR 16 split and AR 23 continues north through Madison County, meeting AR 74 south of Huntsville and US 412 BUS in Huntsville. North of town, AR 23 crosses US 412. AR 23 next passes Withrow Springs State Park, AR 127 and AR 12 before intersecting US 62 in Eureka Springs. AR 23 and US 62 have a short concurrency before 23 turns north passing AR 187 near Holiday Island before terminating at SSR-P at the Missouri state line. Mile markers reset at concurrencies. Arkansas Highway 23C is an unsigned city route in Huntsville; the route is 0.23 miles beginning at Highway 23. It runs north and turns east, continuing west as US 412B. After running east, the route terminates at Highway 23 near the beginning of a concurrency with US 412. Arkansas Highway 23W is a 2.65-mile long north–south loop west of Highway 23 in northwestern Arkansas. Its northern terminus is at an intersection with Highway 23 just south of Highway 127 at Forum, 7 miles north of Huntsville.
Its southern terminus is at Highway 23 south of Withrow Springs State Park. The route serves as the primary north–south access road to the state park. Arkansas portal U. S. Roads portal List of state highways in Arkansas Media related to Arkansas Highway 23 at Wikimedia Commons
Arkansas Highway 22
Highway 22 is an east–west state highway in the Arkansas River Valley. The highway runs 75.60 miles from US 64/US 71B east to Highway 7 in Dardanelle. The highway is one of the original 1926 state highways, is maintained by the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department; the route begins in Fort Smith at US 64/US 71B. It runs east, crossing I-540/US 71. AR 22 intersects AR 96 east of the installation; the route next enters Charleston. County Line High School is located on this highway near Branch. Caulksville brings a junction with AR 23, meetings with AR 109, AR 288, AR 309 occur in Paris. AR 22/AR 109/AR 288 run together until Subiaco, when the route loses AR 288 but crosses AR 197. AR 22 loses AR 109 at Midway, running alone to Dardanelle; the route terminates at AR 7 after a brief concurrency with AR 155. The road itself is straight and in reasonably good repair. Passing can be safely accomplished in several stretches of Highway 22 despite a lack of constructed passing areas; the route was one of the original 1926 Arkansas state highways.
AR 22 ran from Fort Smith to Dardanelle along a routing similar to the modern-day routing of AR 22. Three original segments of Highway 22 remain intact and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the New Blaine segment was listed in 2003, the Barling segment was listed in May 2007, the Yell County segment was listed in 2008. All three listings are contained within the Arkansas Highway History and Architecture Multiple Property Submission, which preserves history from Arkansas's highway building era between 1910 and 1965; the Old Arkansas 22, Barling Segment is a historic section of roadway in Arkansas. Now named Mayo Drive, it consists of a 0.5-mile stretch of concrete pavement, two lanes wide, in the northwestern part of the city. It extends north from the current alignment of Highway 22 until it reaches a sharp curve, where the pavement narrows before continuing westward to rejoin the highway; this stretch of pavement was constructed in 1928 by the Koss Construction Company, is longest section of surviving pavement of the early alignment of Highway 22.
Old Arkansas Highway 22 is a historic roadway section in Arkansas. It consists of an S-shaped section asphalt, 1.5 miles in length, built in 1930 by Cook & Ransom and the Schultz Construction Company to carry Highway 22. This section was bypassed by the present alignment in the 1960s, it is now designated as part of Arkansas Highway 197, the AR 197 Loop, Rainbow Loop, continues to provide the primary access to the town center. One surviving element of the original alignment survives in Yell County west of Dardanelle; this segment was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. List of state highways in Arkansas *National Register of Historic Places listings in Logan County, Arkansas National Register of Historic Places listings in Sebastian County, Arkansas National Register of Historic Places listings in Yell County, Arkansas Media related to Arkansas Highway 22 at Wikimedia Commons
Arkansas Highway 215
Highway 215 is a designation for three north–south state highways in northwest Arkansas. A southern route of 8.80 miles runs north from Franklin County Road 31 and Franklin County Road 221 at Dahoma to Highway 96 near the Arkansas River. A second route of 15.94 miles begins at US Route 64/Highway 917 in Mulberry and runs north to CR 77/CR 102 in the Ozark National Forest. A third segment of 16.44 miles runs north to Johnson CR 36 at Oark. Highway 215 runs west to Vesta; the route has a junction with Highway 217 at Vesta before turning due north toward the Arkansas River. Highway 215 terminates at Highway 96 near the Crawford county line; the route begins in Mulberry at US 64 with the roadway continuing south as Highway 917. Highway 215 runs north through Mulberry past the Bryant-Lasater House on the National Register of Historic Places to a junction with Interstate 40 in north Mulberry; the highway continues north into Franklin County where it curves east around Fern and terminates at Franklin CR 77/CR 102 in the Ozark National Forest.
Highway 215 runs east through the Ozark National Forest. The route enters Oark. Highway 215 terminates at Johnson CR 36 near the N. E. Dickerson Store and Oark School-Methodist Church, both listed on the NRHP. List of state highways in Arkansas Media related to Arkansas Highway 215 at Wikimedia Commons
Arkansas Highway 95
Highway 95 is a designation for a north–south state highway in north central Arkansas. The route runs 49.40 miles runs north from US Highway 64 and Highway 113 in Morrilton north to Highway 330. Highway 95 begins in the Arkansas River Valley at US 64 and Highway 113 in Morrilton and runs north past the historic Morrilton Post Office, listed on National Register of Historic Places; the route runs north through a residential area before intersections with Highway 132 and Highway 95 Spur. North of these junctions, the highway crosses Interstate 40 at a full interchange before becoming a rural route and passing through unincorporated areas. In central Conway County, the highway serves as the eastern terminus of Highway 213 before beginning a concurrency with Highway 124 at Wonderview; the overlapping routes serve as the northern terminus for Highway 287 before Highway 124 departs the route at Mt. Zion; the route runs north to the edge of the Ozark National Forest before turning northeast and entering Van Buren County.
The highway passes through Beverage Town and Walnut Grove before entering Clinton. In the city, Highway 95 begins an overlap with U. S. Route 65B heading south; the concurrent routes pass near the Van Buren County Courthouse and Walter Patterson Filling Station, both NRHP-listed properties. US 65B terminates at the parent route, US 65/Highway 95 run south until Highway 95 splits from US 65 near the Ozark Health Medical Center; the route runs southeast to terminate at Highway 330 near Greers Ferry Lake. Highway 95 Spur is a spur route in Morrilton, it is a short city street leading from the parent route to the Bosch factory. The entire route is in Conway County. List of state highways in Arkansas Media related to Arkansas Highway 95 at Wikimedia Commons
Franklin County, Arkansas
Franklin County is a county located in the U. S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,125; the county has two county seats and Ozark. The county was formed on December 19, 1837, named for Benjamin Franklin, American statesman. To the north of the Arkansas River, which bisects Franklin County, the county is wet and alcohol is sold in liquor stores and local vineyards. To the south of the Arkansas River, the county is dry. Franklin County was carved out of Crawford County in December 1837. At that time, Franklin was larger than it is at present, encompassing part of present-day Logan County, formed in 1871; the county had a single courthouse at Ozark. After complaints about how difficult it was to cross the river at times, a second courthouse was established at Charleston, sometime in the 1890s; the reality television show, The Simple Life, starring Nicole Richie and Paris Hilton was filmed in Altus in 2003. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 620 square miles, of which 609 square miles is land and 11 square miles is water.
Interstate 40 U. S. Highway 64 Highway 22 Highway 23 Highway 41 Highway 60 Highway 96 Madison County Johnson County Logan County Sebastian County Crawford County Ozark National Forest As of the 2000 census, there were 17,771 people, 6,882 households, 4,961 families residing in the county; the population density was 29 people per square mile. There were 7,673 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 96.17% White, 0.62% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, 1.35% from two or more races. 1.74% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 6,882 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.20% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.90% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.99. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $30,848, the median income for a family was $36,189. Males had a median income of $27,907 versus $18,822 for females; the per capita income for the county was $14,616. About 10.60% of families and 15.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.20% of those under age 18 and 15.70% of those age 65 or over. Altus Branch Charleston Ozark Wiederkehr Village Denning Alix Cecil Peanut Fly Gap Sub Rosa Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county; each township includes unincorporated areas. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times.
However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships. Townships are of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research; each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Franklin County are listed below. List of lakes in Franklin County, Arkansas National Register of Historic Places listings in Franklin County, Arkansas Gary Stubblefield Bill Gossage Shropshire, Lola. Franklin County, Arkansas: Images of America, Arcadia Publishing, 128 pages, Aug 2000 ISBN 0-7385-0882-9
Arkansas Highway 219
Arkansas Highway 219 is a designation for two state highways in Franklin County, Arkansas. The southern segment of 1.50 miles runs from Youth with a Mission Ozarks northeast to Ozark. A northern segment of 10.88 miles runs from U. S. Route 64 through Ozark northeast to the Missouri state line. AR 219 begins in Ozark at US 64 near the Ozark Courthouse Square Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places listings in Franklin County, Arkansas; the route runs north through Ozark, including a junction with Airport Rd, which provides access to the Ozark-Franklin County Airport. AR 219 continues north over Interstate 40 to intersect AR 352 in Mountain Grove. After Mountain Grove, AR 219 continues north to terminate at County Road 312 near a church in rural Franklin County; the road is two-lane undivided. AR 219 begins at County Road 71 near Youth with a Mission Ozarks and runs north to terminate at US 64; this portion does not concur with any other state highways. The route is near the Arkansas River, is a curved, two-lane road for its entire length.
Highway 219 from Ozark north to an area around Mountain Top was added to the state highway system by the Arkansas State Highway Commission on July 10, 1957. The route was paved around 1963, again most in 1975; the shorter route was added to the state highway system in 1966. The route reconstructed since its addition to the state highway system; the entire route is in Franklin County. The entire route is in Franklin County. List of state highways in Arkansas Media related to Arkansas Highway 219 at Wikimedia Commons
Ozark is a city in Franklin County, United States and one of the county's two seats of government. The community is located along the Arkansas River in the Arkansas River Valley on the southern edge of the Ozark Mountains; as of the 2010 census it had a population of 3,684. Incorporated in 1850, Ozark is adjacent to much of Arkansas wine country, contains a bridge to cross the Arkansas River for travelers heading to points south; the city is located on Arkansas Highway 23, nicknamed the Pig Trail Scenic Byway, known for its steep drops, sharp curves and scenic mountain views. The city is contained within the Fort Smith metropolitan area; the name Aux Arcs simplified to "Ozark", was given to this bend of the river by the French explorers when they were mapping out this land. Native Americans roamed the area before Arkansas was a territory; the Cherokee and Osage lived in this area that would become attractive to settlers. The Ozark area was frequented by French fur trappers and served as a landmark during European exploration of the area.
It was these adventurous souls who gave the area and the rolling mountains that rise there their name, Aux Arcs. Included in the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, the vicinity became a stopping and crossing point along the Arkansas River; the modern settlement of Ozark was established here in the 1830s, an important road grew connecting Ozark to Fayetteville, following the route of today's Pig Trail Scenic Byway to connect Northwest Arkansas with the river. Ozark played a role on the Trail of Tears. Steamboats would stop here in times of low water and Native Americans camped in Ozark before moving to Oklahoma on foot; the waterfront is a designated stop on the trail of tears route. Ozark's population grew to about 100 people during the Civil War and served as a Confederate base after the battles of Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove in 1862. In April 1863, Brigadier General William L. Cabell led 900 men from Ozark on an expedition that ended at the Battle of Fayetteville. Ozark became the scene of fighting that year and again in 1864, where many skirmishes were fought in the vicinity.
A monument on the grounds of the Franklin County Courthouse pays tribute to an officer killed just north of town. Although Ozark prospered over the years, it remained a small city on the river; the name "Ozark" comes from Aux Arcs, the name given to the area and the mountains that rise there by early French settlers. Ozark, was the first community to be incorporated with that name. Ozark is located east of the center of Franklin County at 35°29′34″N 93°50′14″W, on the north side of the Arkansas River, it is 48 miles west of Russellville and 38 miles east of Fort Smith. The city limits extend north to Interstate 40, which has access from Exits 35 and 37. U. S. Route 64 passes through the center of Ozark, providing a local east-west route parallel to I-40. Arkansas Highway 23 leads north as the Pig Trail Scenic Byway into the Ozarks 28 miles to Brashears, while to the south AR 23 crosses the Arkansas River and leads 28 miles to Booneville. According to the United States Census Bureau, Ozark has a total area of 7.3 square miles, of which 7.3 square miles is land and 0.04 square miles, or 0.52%, is water.
Ozark is the point. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Ozark has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps; as of the census of 2000, there were 3,525 people, 1,453 households, 940 families residing in the city. The population density was 491.6 people per square mile. There were 1,607 housing units at an average density of 224.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 96.48% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 1.08% from other races, 1.25% from two or more races. 2.55% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 1,453 households out of which 31.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.2% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.3% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.91. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 19.7% from 45 to 64, 21.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males. The median income for a household in the city was $26,057, the median income for a family was $31,537. Males had a median income of $25,409 versus $17,353 for females; the per capita income for the city was $12,583. About 17.9% of families and 21.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.9% of those under age 18 and 19.8% of those age 65 or over. Public education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by the two school districts: Ozark School District leading to graduation at Ozark High School. Mulberry–Pleasant View Bi-County School District leading to graduation at Mulberry High School via Millsap Intermediate School and Pleasant View Junior High both located in Ozark.
Ozark is the home of Arkansas Tech University–Ozark Campus, a two-year satellite campus of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, Arkansas. Arkansas Tech-Ozark is one of the region's leading providers of career and technical education, offeri