Randolph County Arkansas
Appreciate the Past
From the Rice-Upshaw home attraction to stories of the downtown square in Pocahontas, Randolph County has a rich heritage.
Participate in the Present
Visit during one of our many county activities such as the Rock n’ Roll Festival, Maynard Pioneer Days or Founder’s Day.
Anticipate the Future
New lodging to the downtown square. New events.
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(Above, steamboats docked at the Port of Pocahontas, 1890′s.) The historic Port of Pocahontas, Overlook Park today, was a busy place between 1810 and the early 1900′s, when the railroad replaced the steamboats. It was a primary reason for the City being built here. Thanks to the …
Recent historic research has revealed that Randolph County may have the dubious distinction as being the location where African-American slavery began in Arkansas. Agriculture above the subsistence level in Arkansas began not in the delta lands to our east but rather in the upland river …