Little River County

Little River County is located in southwest Arkansas. As of 2004, the population is 13,254. The county seat is Ashdown. Little River County is Arkansas’s 59th county, formed from Sevier County on March 5, 1867 and named for the Little River. The county is separated from all other surrounding counties in the state by water (a characteristic shared only with neighboring Miller County), with the Little River, Millwood Lake and the Red River forming the boundaries of the county within the state.

Great pride has been taken to preserve the natural beauty and renowned abundance of fish and game this area has to offer.

The land in and around Little River County is rich and fertile. It contains an abundance of lime formations in some areas near White Cliffs, Okay, and Foreman. Through the years, major industries have located to Little River County because of it’s ample and affordable resources. A fine balance of progress and preservation has kept the unspoiled beauty of Little River County one of the finest in the state.Little River County

The future of Little River County is as limitless as the natural resources it possesses. To learn more, go to



Texas A&M
Texas A & M University
Enrollment: 1462
Degrees Offered: B;M
Degrees Awarded: 353
Location: Texarkana, TX
Driving Distance: 30 miles




Cossatot Community College
Cossatot Community College of the UA
Enrollment: 1133
Degrees Offered: A
Degrees Awarded: 164
Location: De Queen
Driving Distance: 16 miles



Texarkana College
Texarkana College
Enrollment: 4382
Degrees Offered: A
Degrees Awarded: 520
Location: Texarkana, TX
Driving Distance: 30



U of A Community College at Hope
UA Community College-Hope
Enrollment: 1120
Degrees Offered: A
Degrees Awarded: 294
Location: Hope
Driving Distance: 48 miles


The public school system is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges.

*A = Associate; B = Bachelor; J = Juris Doctorate; M = Masters; P = Ph.D.; S = Specialist; T = Technical Certificate

Quality of Life

Mean daily maximum temperature 76°
Mean daily minimum temperature 53°
Normal humidity (mean daily noontime) 57%
Normal humidity (mean daily midday) 77%

Recreational Facilities
There are three tennis courts in the Ashdown/Texarkana area along with numerous parks and recreational facilities.

Hunting, Fishing, Boating, and Camping

  • Beard Lake
  • Little River
  • Millwood Lake
  • Ouachita National Forest
  • Red River


Social and Cultural Opportunities

  • Annual Christmas Lighting Festival
  • The Annual Summer Evening Festival
  • Tracy Lawrence Annual Summer Concert


Storage Capacity: 0
Pumping Capacity: 2,000,000
Peak Consumption: 1,100,000
Surplus Capacity: 700,000

Walnut Hill Telephone Company

Sewer System
Capacity: 240,000
Peak Sewer Treatment: 180,000
Surplus Capacity: 60,000

AEP-Southwestern Electric Power Company
Transmission Voltages: 0
City Primary Voltages: 0
Service Voltages Available: 0

Natural Gas
CenterPoint Energy
Source: Integrated system
Heat Value: 1,000



  • Mainline – Kiamichi Railroad Company
Days Transit Time To:
Chicago 4
Dallas 2
Kansas City 2
Los Angeles 5
New York 6
St. Louis 3

Motor Freight Carriers
There are approximately three motor freight carriers that service the Foreman area.

Days Transit Time To:
Chicago 2
Dallas 1
Kansas City 2
Los Angeles 4
New York 4
St. Louis 2

Airport Facilities
Texarkana Regional Airport-Webb Field, 40 miles

Navigable Waterways

Camden, 95 miles


  • Interstate 30
  • State 102
  • State 32
  • State 41


Community Services

Government: Mayor-Council

Planning and Zoning – No

Hospitals: 0
Beds: 0
Physicians and Surgeons: 0
Clinics: 0
Little River Memorial Hospital at Ashdown is 18 miles southeast.

Police Protection
Number of Officers: 3
Equipment: 3

Fire Protection
Number of Paid Fire Fighters: 0
Number of Volunteer Fire Fighters: 18
Equipment: 4
Fire Insurance Rating: 7


Foreman in Little River County is in the southwest region of the state.

City 1,125
County 13,628
Metro 0
Source: U.S. Census, 2000
Rate Based Mileage and Direction to Major Cities
Atlanta 655 Miles E
Chicago 777 Miles NE
Dallas 182 Miles SW
Little Rock 156 Miles NE
Memphis 308 Miles NE
New Orleans 426 Miles SE
New York 1370 Miles NE
St. Louis 490 Miles NE
Tulsa 200 Miles NW

New Rocky Comfort Museum

New Rocky Comfort Museum

Built in Foreman in 1902 as a jailhouse using the “stacked board” method of construction, this museum is full of local history and artifacts.

The museum housed in the old jail (whose first inmate was the man who built it), memorializes local events, families and characters.

Stop by sometime and learn a little about our history.

The museum is located at 3rd & Schuman.  For more information call 870-542-7887.