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Washington County, Arkansas

72701, 72703

Page Contents for Fayetteville, Arkansas

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History & History-related items

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Statistics & Facts

The Arkansas state capital is Little Rock.
The population of Fayetteville is approximately 42,099 (1990), 73580 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 18,835 (1990), 30726 (2010).
The amount of land area in Fayetteville is 104.219 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.728 sq kilometers.
The distance from Fayetteville to Washington DC is 991 miles.
The distance to the Arkansas state capital is 140 miles. (as the crow flies)
Fayetteville is positioned 36.07 degrees north of the equator and 94.15 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Fayetteville elevation is 1400 feet above sea level.


in northwest Arkansas
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History & History Related Items

The land in the area was originally owned by the Osage Indians. Then ownership passed to the Shawnees, Delawares and finally to the Cherokees. After the Cherokee Treaty in 1828, the land was opened to settlers. The Butterfield Stage Line ran through Fayetteville between 1858 and 1861. Fayetteville was a large Civil War area. The major battles of Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove were fought near here. The Univesity of Arkansas was completed in 1874. The materials for the first buildings were brought in by wagon.

How was Fayetteville named?
Apparently, in the 1800s when the town was founded there were only six families and they were originally from Fayetteville, Tennessee. They named their new home after their former home. Then the first governor of Arkansas, Archibald Yell, made it the official name by adding it to the public records. He also named a city after himself - called Yellville.
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Arkansas Air Museum
4290 S School Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701-8008
Phone: 479-521-4947

Headquarters House
118 E Dickson St
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4207
Phone: 479-521-2970

Ridge House Museum
230 W Center St
Fayetteville, AR 72701-5934
Phone: 479-443-5077

University Museum
202 N Garland Ave
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4021
Phone: 479-575-3466
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Fayetteville City Government

Fayetteville has a 7 member city council/city manager

Fayetteville City Clerk
113 West Mountain Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone:(479) 575-8323


Washington County Clerk
280 North College Avenue #300
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 444-1711

Fayetteville Chamber

Chamber of Commerce
123 West Mountain Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Toll-free: 800-766-4626
Phone: (479) 521-1710
fax: (479) 521-1791

Fayetteville Organizations

Chamber of Commerce
123 West Mountain Street
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Toll-free: 800-766-4626
Phone: (479) 521-1710
fax: (479) 521-1791

Fayetteville Libraries

Fayetteville Library
217 E Dickson St
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4283
Phone: 479-442-6253

University Of Arkansas Library
University Of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: 479-575-6702

Washington County Law Library
41 E Center St
Fayetteville, AR 72701-5341
Phone: 479-442-9327

Fayetteville Schools

Fayetteville School District
1000 Stone St
Fayetteville, AR 72701-5653
Phone: 479-444-3000


Ouachita Baptist University
505 W Maple St
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4139
Phone: 479-582-2301

University Of Arkansas
1125 W Maple St
Fayetteville, AR 72701-3124
Phone: 479-575-2000

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