U.S. Route 167
U. S. Route 167 runs for 500 miles from Ash Flat, Arkansas at U. S. Route 62/US Route 412 to Abbeville, Louisiana at Louisiana Highway 14, it goes through the cities of Little Rock, Alexandria and Lafayette, Louisiana. Some of the highway's route parallels Interstate 49 in Louisiana. Between Junction City, AR and Ruston, LA, U. S. 167 runs concurrent with U. S. 63. U. S. Highway 167 in Louisiana runs 241.05 miles in a north–south direction from the national southern terminus at Louisiana Highway 14 Business in Abbeville to the Arkansas state line at Junction City. The route cuts through the center of Louisiana for its entire length and passes through two of the state's metropolitan areas and Alexandria. Between those cities, US 167 ranges in character from an urban freeway to a traveled two-lane collector. During this stretch, it overlaps the southern 23 miles of Interstate 49 from Lafayette through Opelousas before making a diversion through rural Evangeline Parish to serve the small city of Ville Platte.
US 167 follows a combination of I-49 and the Pineville Expressway through Alexandria and Pineville, crossing the Red River via the twin-span Purple Heart Memorial Bridge. US 167 remains a surface four-lane highway through northern Louisiana and is the primary north–south route through Winnfield and Ruston; the northern portion of the route, beginning at the I-20 interchange in Ruston carries the first 35 miles of US 63. On its southern end, US 167 began near Colfax, Louisiana when designated as one of the original numbered U. S. Highways in 1926. However, the route was extended to Abbeville in 1949 over a number of existing state highways, more than doubling its length within Louisiana. Since that time, US 167 has experienced several alignment shifts as freeways were constructed in its two urban areas. More all but 40 miles of the route was widened to four lanes as part of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development TIMED program. From the south, US 167 begins at an intersection with LA 14 Bus. in the Vermilion Parish city of Abbeville, located in southern Louisiana.
The route heads north on Park Avenue, an undivided four-lane thoroughfare, crosses mainline LA 14. US 167 travels due north from Abbeville and becomes a divided four-lane highway on a wide right-of-way upon entering rural surroundings; the highway will repeat this pattern throughout the majority of its distance in Louisiana. Passing through Maurice, US 167 has a brief concurrency with LA 92; the highway curves to the northeast and crosses into Lafayette Parish. US 167 enters the suburban outgrowth of Lafayette and crosses the city limits just beyond a junction with LA 733; the highway, locally known as Johnston Street, becomes a busy commercial corridor near the Acadiana Mall and intersects several major thoroughfares on the southwest side of town, including LA 3073 and LA 3025. Nearing the downtown area, US 167 passes the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, located at a junction with US 90 Bus./LA 182. The route turns northwest onto the Evangeline Thruway, a one-way pair, overlaps US 90 for about ten blocks.
This short stretch represents the only non-freeway six-lane portion of US 167 in Louisiana. On the north side of town, the highway passes through a cloverleaf interchange with I-10 at exit 103, connecting with Baton Rouge to the east and Lake Charles to the west; this interchange marks the southern terminus of I-49. US 167 utilizes the alignment of I-49 for the next 23 miles; the freeway carries six lanes of traffic but narrows to four through lanes. The highway crosses from Lafayette into Carencro at exit 2, which connects to LA 98. Carencro proper is served by exit 4, connecting with LA 726. North of Carencro, I-49/US 167 intersects the parallel LA 182 before crossing into St. Landry Parish. In St. Landry Parish, the freeway cuts through the adjacent communities of Sunset and Grand Coteau, served by exit 11 to LA 93. Further north, the route skirts the eastern edge of the city of Opelousas, accessed by exit 18 to LA 31 and exit 19 to US 190. US 167 departs from the alignment of I-49 at the next exit and heads west through a point known as Nuba and a junction with LA 10 and LA 182.
Narrowing to an undivided two-lane highway, US 167 travels northwest, overlapping LA 10 into Evangeline Parish. Here, the highway enters the city of Ville Platte and diverges onto the one-way pair of LaSalle and Main Streets through the center of town. During this stretch, US 167 intersects and overlaps LA 29. After narrowing to two lanes again, US 167 turns due north at the western edge of Ville Platte and separates from LA 10; the highway passes to the east of Millers Lake and through an area known as Bayou Chicot, where it intersects LA 106. A few miles US 167 reaches a T-intersection with LA 13 in Turkey Creek. US 167 turns north to continue the path of LA 13 and travels several miles through a sparsely populated area. US 167 crosses into Rapides Parish just north of Clearwater and crosses under I-49 at exit 61. Soon afterward, it reaches a T-intersection with US 71 near Meeker and departs from the last stretch of two-lane pavement along its route. US 167 turns northwest and follows the alignment of US 71 alongside the Union Pacific Railroad line for the next 13 miles through Lecompte and Chambers.
In Chambers, the highway passes the Louisiana State University at Alexandria, located about four miles south of the Alexandria city limits. Upon entering
Prairie County, Arkansas
Prairie County is located in the Central Arkansas region of the U. S. state of Arkansas. The county is named for the Grand Prairie, a subregion of the Arkansas Delta known for rice cultivation and aquaculture which runs through the county. Created as Arkansas's 54th county in 1846, Prairie County is home to four incorporated towns, including DeValls Bluff, the southern district county seat, two incorporated cities, including Des Arc, the northern district county seat; the county is the site of numerous unincorporated communities and ghost towns. Occupying 676 square miles, Prairie County is the median-sized county in Arkansas; as of the 2010 Census, the county's population is 8,715 people in 4,503 households. Based on population, the county is the ninth-smallest county of the 75 in Arkansas; the county is crossed by Interstate 40, a major east-west Interstate highway running from California to North Carolina, as well as four United States highways. Eleven Arkansas state highways run in the county.
Prairie County is served by two public owned/public use general aviation airports and six potable water systems. The county at first was land given to Cherokee Indians resettled from Tennessee and was the Western band of Cherokee reservation from 1812 to 1836. Today, an estimated 2,000 residents have some American Indian ancestry; the town of Fredonia was named for the unsuccessful 1826 attempt of Arkansas Cherokee and to create the Republic of Fredonia by Arkansas Cherokee and Texan settlers in Mexican Texas. The town of DeValls Bluff was the Western Cherokee's seat, is now one of Prairie County's seats. Prairie County suffered during the Civil War. Des Arc was destroyed, a local historian estimated that not more than 15 horses were left in the county by the war's end; the rest had been taken by soldiers of the other. On September 5, 1913, Lee Simms became the first person to be executed in Arkansas by the electric chair, he was executed for the crime of violent rape. Stern's Medlar, a unknown plant species, was discovered in Prairie County as as 1990.
It is not known to grow anywhere else in the world. The plant is critically endangered, with only 25 known specimens, all growing within a single small wood, now protected as the Konecny Grove Natural Area; the county is located between two primary geographic regions of Arkansas: Central Arkansas and the Arkansas Delta. The Arkansas Delta is a subregion of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, a flat area consisting of rich, fertile sediment deposits from the Mississippi River between Louisiana and Illinois; the county is described as being within the Grand Prairie, a subdivision of the Arkansas Delta known today for rice farming and aquaculture, rather than Central Arkansas or the Delta. It is this geographic feature. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 676 square miles, of which 648 square miles is land and 28 square miles is water. Prior to settlement, Prairie County was large, flat grassland distinct from the swamps and bayous in the nearby Delta. Although cotton and other row crops grew well in the Prairie's silty loam soil, rice production changed the cultivation patterns in the county at the turn of the nineteenth century.
Although some prairie and riparian areas has been preserved in conservation areas, a large portion of the county remains in cultivation. Another large land use in Prairie County is the Cache River NWR and Wattensaw Wildlife Management Area, owned by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, respectively; the county is located 53 miles east of Little Rock and 90 miles west of Memphis, Tennessee. Prairie County is surrounded by five other counties: White County to the north, Woodruff County to the northeast, Monroe County to the east, Arkansas County to the south, Lonoke County to the west. Prairie County has a humid subtropical climate. Prairie County experiences all four seasons, although summers can be hot and humid and winters are mild with little snow. July is the hottest month of the year, with an average high of 92 °F and an average low of 73 °F. Temperatures above 100 °F are not uncommon. January is the coldest month with an average high of 48 °F and an average low of 31 °F.
The highest temperature was 109 °F, the lowest temperature recorded was −5 °F. Record snowfall in Des Arc occurred January 7, 1912, with 18 inches; as of the 2000 United States Census, there were 9,539 people, 3,894 households, 2,795 families residing in the county. The population density was 6/km². There were 4,790 housing units at an average density of 3/km²; the racial makeup of the county was 84.83% White, 13.71% Black or African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.28% from other races, 0.64% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 3,894 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.60% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.20% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the county, the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, 17.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median
Per capita income
Per capita income or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population. Per capita income is national income divided by population size. Per capita income is used to measure an area's average income and compare the wealth of different populations. Per capita income is used to measure a country's standard of living, it is expressed in terms of a used international currency such as the euro or United States dollar, is useful because it is known, is calculable from available gross domestic product and population estimates, produces a useful statistic for comparison of wealth between sovereign territories. This helps to ascertain a country's development status, it is one of the three measures for calculating the Human Development Index of a country. In the United States, it is defined by the U. S. Census Bureau as the following: "Per capita income is the mean money income received in the past 12 months computed for every man and child in a geographic area."
Critics claim that per capita income has several weaknesses in measuring prosperity: Comparisons of per capita income over time need to consider inflation. Without adjusting for inflation, figures tend to overstate the effects of economic growth. International comparisons can be distorted by cost of living differences not reflected in exchange rates. Where the objective is to compare living standards between countries, adjusting for differences in purchasing power parity will more reflect what people are able to buy with their money, it does not reflect income distribution. If a country's income distribution is skewed, a small wealthy class can increase per capita income while the majority of the population has no change in income. In this respect, median income is more useful when measuring of prosperity than per capita income, as it is less influenced by outliers. Non-monetary activity, such as barter or services provided within the family, is not counted; the importance of these services varies among economies.
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Lonoke is the second most populous city in Lonoke County, United States, serves as its county seat. According to 2010 United States Census, the population of the city is 4,245, it is part of the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area. Lonoke's history begins with the advance of Union troops through Central Arkansas during the American Civil War; the town of Brownsville was burned to the ground by Union forces after the retreat of Confederate forces westward to Little Rock. After the war, it was decided by the city leaders of Brownsville that a new town should be formed by the nearby railroad so that those who wished to stay could do so. According to local legend, the town was named for a large red oak tree, found while trees were being chopped down in order to build houses; the official name of the city was Lone Oak. However, due to a misprint in the Lonoke Democrat newspaper, the town's name was printed as Lonoak; this misspelling became further misspelled as Lonoke.
The town of Lonoke was slow to grow. Lonoke maintained a sustainable population through the support of its agricultural based economy until World War II; because of the baby boom, Lonoke's population began to reach higher numbers. Furthermore, Lonoke became a sort of suburban area of Little Rock due to the implementation of the Interstate Highway System and the construction of Interstate 40. In recent years, the population of Lonoke has remained in the area of about 4,000 people; as the Little Rock metropolitan area continues to grow, Lonoke's population is expected to grow as well as Lonoke is becoming more suitable as a suburban area. Eberts Field, used by the United States Army for pilot training during World War I and World War II, was located near Lonoke. Lonoke is in central Lonoke County, located at 34°47′3″N 91°54′3″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles, of which 4.3 square miles is land and 0.3 square miles is water. Lonoke is governed by a mayor-council form of city government, in which a mayor, other city administrators, an eight-member city council are all elected.
The city is divided into eight districts, each represented on the council by an alderman. In addition to the mayor, the city's clerk, treasurer and district judge are popularly elected; the city of Lonoke lacks post secondary institutions due to rural nature. However, Lonoke does feature a public school district that includes a primary, elementary and high school. According to the National Institute for Higher Education, Lonoke High School has an average ACT score of 22. However, over 89% of the graduating class of high school from 1987 to 2007 has been accepted to an institution of higher education. Of those 89% 45% have attended Arkansas State University Beebe. In addition to its public school system, Lonoke is home to the main campus of the Lonoke Exceptional School, which offers learning opportunities for children and adults with various developmental disabilities; the school has served Lonoke and surrounding areas since 1972. Some areas of Lonoke are served by the Des Arc School District, which leads to graduation from Des Arc High School.
As of the 2000 census, there were 4,287 people, 1,595 households, 1,092 families residing in the city. The population density was 990.0 people per square mile. There were 1,703 housing units at an average density of 393.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 73.29% White, 23.40% Black or African American, 0.77% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.98% from other races, 1.19% from two or more races. 1.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 1,595 households out of which 33.4% had children under the living with them, 50.4% were married couples living together, 14.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.5% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.14. In the city, the population was spread out with 26.3% under the, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, 17.7% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males. The median income for a household in the city was $31,558, the median income for a family was $44,423. Males had a median income of $34,315 versus $22,642 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,598. About 11.9% of families and 15.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.6% of those under age 18 and 19.5% of those age 65 or over. Maurice Britt, football player and decorated soldier. Reed, Democratic member of Arkansas House of Representatives in 1907 session and U. S. representative from 1923 to 1929 from Arkansas' former 6th congressional district Joseph Taylor Robinson, U. S. Senate Majority leader and Al Smith's running mate on Democratic ticket in 1928 U. S. presidential election Thomas Clark Trimble III, former federal judge Will Walls (191
Interstate 57 is an Interstate Highway in Missouri and Illinois that parallels the old Illinois Central rail line for much of its route. It goes from Sikeston, Missouri, at Interstate 55 to Chicago, Illinois, at Interstate 94. I-57 serves as a shortcut route for travelers headed between the south and Chicago, bypassing St. Louis, Missouri. Between the junction of I-55 and I-57 in Sikeston and the junction of I-55 and I-90/94 in Chicago, I-55 travels for 436 miles, while the combination of I-57 and I-94 is only 396 miles long between the same two points. In fact, both the control cities on the overhead signs, as well as destination mileage signs, reference Memphis along southbound I-57 as far north as its northern origin at I-94 in Chicago. At its southern end, Chicago is the control city listed for I-57 on signs on northbound I-55 south of Sikeston, Missouri though I-55 goes to Chicago; as of 2015, I-57 are any planned for the near future. At a length of just over 386 miles, it is the second longest two-digit Interstate Highway without an auxiliary route, behind I-49.
I-57 has one business loop in Missouri. In the state of Missouri, Interstate 57 runs northbound from Sikeston to the Cairo I-57 Bridge over the Mississippi River south of Cairo, Illinois. After ending southbound at Interstate 55, the highway continues as U. S. Route 60, which meets U. S. Route 67 at Poplar Bluff and from there U. S. Route 67 goes south to Arkansas. From the start of I-57 northbound, the US 60 concurrency goes about 12 miles. In the state of Illinois, Interstate 57 runs from the bridge over the Mississippi River north to Chicago. I-57 is the longest Interstate Highway in Illinois, its route follows the earlier route of US 51 in southernmost Illinois before taking a northeastward diagonal to Illinois 37, which remains intact as a town-to-town through route, past its interchange with Interstate 24 near Pulleys Mill and a short duplex with Interstate 64 near Mount Vernon north to Effingham, where it has a short concurrence with Interstate 70. It follows US 45 bypassing cities of Champaign and Urbana, heads north to Onarga whereafter it follows the duplex path of US 45 and old US 54 to Kankakee.
At Kankakee it heads northward parallel to the now decommissioned route of old US 54 into the Chicago area, meeting Interstate 80 in Hazel Crest, Interstate 294 in Blue Island, feeding Interstate 94 on Chicago's South Side. Although I-57 serves as a long-distance bypass of St. Louis, the section between Mount Vernon and Pulleys Mill contains the most direct Interstate route between St. Louis and cities to the southeast of St. Louis, it serves as the northwestern terminus of Interstate 24 that leads southeastward to those cities and as the eastern terminus of Interstate 72 near Champaign. The route is an easy way for Chicagoans to reach Shawnee National Forest in the southern tip of the state, it serves as a major artery for college students in the state, running near Shawnee Community College in Ullin, the main campus of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, John A. Logan College in Carterville, Morthland College in West Frankfort, Rend Lake College in Ina, Lake Land College in Mattoon, Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Parkland College in Champaign, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in Urbana–Champaign, Kankakee Community College in Kankakee, Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Governors State University in University Park.
Interstate 57 and Interstate 294 did not have an intersection for a long time, though phase one opened on October 25, 2014. It was one of only a few examples where Interstates cross but didn't have interchanges with each other. Vehicles were directed to use Interstate 80 to access Interstate 294 instead, though U. S. Route 6 was another option. I-57 remains the only Chicago expressway that does not have a used name, its Chicago-area portion was known as the Dan Ryan Expressway–West Leg. I-57 was named the Ken Gray Expressway in southern Illinois after former U. S. Congressman Ken Gray for his work on getting the route planned through southern Illinois. A 20-mile segment from Wentworth to Sauk Trail has been designated the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Trail but this is not intended as a navigational name; the portion between the Route 121/US 45 exit and the Watson–Mason exit was completed and opened prior to July 1965, linking I-57 to I-70, running in tandem with I-70 for several miles, with access to Indianapolis to the east, St. Louis to the west.
A 21.5-mile section of I-57 in Jefferson County from Bonnie to Route 161 opened on December 9, 1969. The final section of I-57 in Illinois opened in December 1971 at Paxton; the portion of Interstate 43 from Milwaukee to Green Bay was numbered as Interstate 57. The number was changed due to the existence of I-57 in Illinois. I-57 was widened to six lanes in Effingham from 2011 until 2016. I-57 is slated to be extended west along US 60 to Poplar Bluff and south along the US 67 corridor to North Little Rock, ending at I-40. In April 2016, a provision designating US 67 from North Little Rock to Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, as "Future I-57" was added into the federal fiscal year 2017 Transportati
A city is a large human settlement. Cities have extensive systems for housing, sanitation, land use, communication, their density facilitates interaction between people, government organizations and businesses, sometimes benefiting different parties in the process. City-dwellers have been a small proportion of humanity overall, but following two centuries of unprecedented and rapid urbanization half of the world population now lives in cities, which has had profound consequences for global sustainability. Present-day cities form the core of larger metropolitan areas and urban areas—creating numerous commuters traveling towards city centers for employment and edification. However, in a world of intensifying globalization, all cities are in different degree connected globally beyond these regions; the most populated city proper is Chongqing while the most populous metropolitan areas are the Greater Tokyo Area, the Shanghai area, Jabodetabek. The cities of Faiyum and Varanasi are among those laying claim to longest continual inhabitation.
A city is distinguished from other human settlements by its great size, but by its functions and its special symbolic status, which may be conferred by a central authority. The term can refer either to the physical streets and buildings of the city or to the collection of people who dwell there, can be used in a general sense to mean urban rather than rural territory. A variety of definitions, invoking population, population density, number of dwellings, economic function, infrastructure, are used in national censuses to classify populations as urban. Common population definitions for a city range between 1,500 and 50,000 people, with most U. S. states using a minimum between 5,000 inhabitants. However, some jurisdictions set no such minimums. In the United Kingdom, city status is awarded by the government and remains permanently, resulting in some small cities, such as Wells and St Davids. According to the "functional definition" a city is not distinguished by size alone, but by the role it plays within a larger political context.
Cities serve as administrative, commercial and cultural hubs for their larger surrounding areas. Examples of settlements called city which may not meet any of the traditional criteria to be named such include Broad Top City and City Dulas, Anglesey, a hamlet; the presence of a literate elite is sometimes included in the definition. A typical city has professional administrators and some form of taxation to support the government workers; the governments may be based on heredity, military power, work projects such as canal building, food distribution, land ownership, commerce, finance, or a combination of these. Societies that live in cities are called civilizations; the word city and the related civilization come, via Old French, from the Latin root civitas meaning citizenship or community member and coming to correspond with urbs, meaning city in a more physical sense. The Roman civitas was linked with the Greek "polis"—another common root appearing in English words such as metropolis. Urban geography deals both with their internal structure.
Town siting has varied through history according to natural, technological and military contexts. Access to water has long been a major factor in city placement and growth, despite exceptions enabled by the advent of rail transport in the nineteenth century, through the present most of the world's urban population lives near the coast or on a river. Urban areas as a rule cannot produce their own food and therefore must develop some relationship with a hinterland which sustains them. Only in special cases such as mining towns which play a vital role in long-distance trade, are cities disconnected from the countryside which feeds them. Thus, centrality within a productive region influences siting, as economic forces would in theory favor the creation of market places in optimal mutually reachable locations; the vast majority of cities have a central area containing buildings with special economic and religious significance. Archaeologists refer to this area by the Greek term temenos; these spaces reflect and amplify the city's centrality and importance to its wider sphere of influence.
Today cities have downtown, sometimes coincident with a central business district. Cities have public spaces where anyone can go; these include owned spaces open to the public as well as forms of public land such as public domain and the commons. Western philosophy since the time of the Greek agora has considered physical public space as the substrate of the symbolic public sphere. Public art adorns public spaces. Parks and other natural sites within cities provide residents with relief from the hardness and regularity of typical built environments. Urban structure follows one or more basic patterns: geomorphic, concentric and curvilinear. Physical environment constrains the form in which a city is built. If located on a mountainside, urban structure may rely on winding roads, it may be adapted to its means of subsistence. And it may be set up for optimal defense given the surrounding landscape. Beyond these "geomorphi
Arkansas Highway 38
Highway 38 is a designation for three state highways in Arkansas. One route of 49.58 miles runs east from Highway 367 at Cabot to US Route 49 near Hunter. A second route of 21.43 miles begins at Interstate 40/US 63 and runs east to Highway 147 near Horseshoe Lake. A third route of 0.10 miles runs in West Memphis as Martin Luther King Jr. Drive from US 70 north to I-55/US 61/US 64/US 79. All routes are maintained by the Arkansas State Transportation Department. Highway 38 begins at Highway 367 at the city limits of Cabot in Lonoke County; the highway connects agricultural areas in Arkansas's Grand Prairie, including rice and soybeans as well as aquaculture. Passing east through Austin, where it has an intersection with Highway 319; the intersection is near the Sears House, an 1860 antebellum home in late Greek Revival-Italianate style listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Continuing east, Highway 38 runs through unincorporated area in eastern Lonoke County, intersecting Highway 321 near Sylvania and Highway 31 near Butlerville before entering Prairie County.
Upon entering Prairie County, Highway 38 continues to pass through rural, agricultural areas with small settlements at intersections with other state highways. The highway intersects Highway 13 at Hickory Plains, Highway 86 at Hayley, Highway 11 at Four Mile Corner. Highway 11 begins a concurrency with Highway 38 eastward toward Des Arc, the county seat for the northern district of Prairie County. Entering Des Arc, Highway 38 and Highway 11 intersect Highway 323 near the Lower White River Museum State Park. Highway 323 runs to the downtown business district, with Highway 38 turning northeast and bypassing most of the city. In northern Des Arc, the concurrency with Highway 11 ends, with Highway 11 turning due north toward the Bayou De View Wildlife Management Area and Searcy; this intersection contains Highway 323Y, a short spur route providing access to downtown Des Arc. Highway 38 continues along the northern edge of Des Arc, passing the historic Oak Grove Cemetery, listed on the NRHP, crossing over the White River on a 1970 steel through truss bridge.
Highway 33 overlaps Highway 38 in eastern Prairie County until the Woodruff County line, when Highway 33 turns north toward Augusta, ending the concurrency. Running east as a section line road, Highway 38 enters Woodruff County at Little Dixie and runs east to Cotton Plant. Serving as Main Street in Cotton Plant, the highway passes intersects Highway 306 before beginning a short overlap with Highway 17 through historic downtown Cotton Plant. East of the city, Highway 38 dips into Monroe County and crosses Bayou DeView before meeting US 49 at a rural intersection, where the route terminates; the route from Des Arc to Cotton Plant was designated as part of Arkansas State Road B-7 in the original 1924 state highway plan. This route ran north from the Stuttgart area to Cotton Plant via Des Arc along present-day US 63, Highway 11 and Highway 38. During the 1926 Arkansas state highway numbering, the Highway 38 designation was assigned to the short connector highway between Des Arc and Cotton Plant.
The route was extended west to Cabot in the late 1930s. A minor routing change west of Hughes involving a new bridge over Blackfish Bayou occurred in 1956. Highway 38 was extended east in 1958 following the construction of a new US 79 alignment in Hughes. Highway 38 was extended east, creating an overlap with Highway 50 and terminating at Highway 147 near Horseshoe Lake; the area around Horseshoe Lake with Highway 38 and Highway 147 was renumbered in 1959 "for the convenience and guidance of the traveling public". This rerouting was changed in 1963 to "eliminate confusion" near Horseshoe Lake, resulting in the creation of Highway 131 and rerouting Highway 147. List of state highways in Arkansas Media related to Arkansas Highway 38 at Wikimedia Commons