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 Welcome to Historic Batesville, Arkansas

Batesville, Arkansas' second oldest city, is the county seat of Independence County. With a population of slightly more than 10,000, Batesville is located just a couple hours north, by four-lane highway, from Little Rock, and about the same amount of time west of Memphis, TN.

Batesville was was named after James Woodson Bates, who was the first territorial delegate from Arkansas to the Congress of the United States, and settled here in town. Previously, the town was named Napoleon and Polk Bayou.

In the early pioneer days, Batesville was a vital  port on the White River and played a very important role in the settling of the Ozark Mountains region.

The first known settlement of the Batesville area was in 1810 near the mouth of Polk Bayou; by 1819 the town had a ferry running across the White River and about a dozen houses had been built.  Batesville became the county seat in 1821. In 1836, shortly after Arkansas was granted its statehood, Governor Conway incorporated Batesville Academy, the state's first academy.

Batesville is the home of Lyon College, a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), and noted for the annual Arkansas Scottish Festival each spring. In addition, the city is home to the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville (UACCB).  Batesville was listed in Norman Crampton's 1992 book The 100 Best Small Towns in America, ranking at #74.

Batesville and Independence County has much to offer. Check out the links in the right column and see for yourself!


I took this Photo at St. Louis and East Main Street on Dec 27, 2011. This photo was also featured in Today's THV article about Batesville on April 14, 2012.

 arkansas US flag waving 

GMRS Radios on Sale!


CSA Monument

CSA monument in front of the old Courthouse