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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When Arkansas voted to secede from the United States in 1861, Arkansas’ Governor Rector ordered every available soldier in the state (members of the State Voluntary Militia like the Hempstead Rifles militia pictured above) to report to Pocahontas. The reason was that this was the …
(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 …