FSRA Partner: Booneville

Nestled in the Arkansas River Valley between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, Booneville is a progressive community boasting a vibrant downtown, modern hospital, a municipal airport, and much more. Mount Magazine State Park, Arkansas’ wine country, shopping, entertainment and arts are also all within just a short drive from the charming town.

Logan County
Population: 4000
Cost of Living Index: 80

Education
Booneville Public Schools
Magazine Public Schools
ATU-Ozark Booneville Site- Satellite Campus

Transportation
Booneville Municipal Airport (2 miles)
Fort Smith Regional Airport (35 miles)
I-40  (26 miles)
I-540 (28 miles)
Arkansas River (Fort Smith Port)  (35 miles)
Lake Dardanelle  (45 miles)

Utility Providers
AOG (Arkansas Oklahoma Gas)
AEP/SWEPCO
CenturyLink
Booneville Municipal

Top 5 Major Employers:
Rockline Industries
Booneville Human Development Center
Mercy Hospital
American Spirit Wear
Walmart

Links to relevant local websites (Ex. City/County government, Visitors/Tourism Bureau, etc.):
South Logan County Chamber of Commerce
Arkansas Tuberculosis Sanatorium Museum

Interesting highlights
Booneville is home to the former Arkansas State Tuberculosis Sanatorium established in 1909 about three miles south of Booneville.  Once fully established, the sanatorium was the relocation center for all Arkansans with tuberculosis. By the time the facility was closed in 1973, it treated over 70,000 patients, and in time, its main hospital, the Nyberg Building, became known worldwide for its tuberculosis treatment. The site is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to the Booneville Human Development Center.

General John Paul McConnell Museum, Chief of Staff of the Air Force from 1965 to 1968, houses the memorabilia of the General from Booneville, Arkansas.  The museum is located in the Logan County Library on the site of the former home of the General.

The Blue Mountain Wildlife Demonstration Area, located on the west end of Blue Mountain Lake, is a world-class bird dog field trial area that attracts visitors from throughout the U.S. and several foreign countries.  The facilities are open to the public for dog training.  It is also popular for hiking, bird watching and trail riding.  Blue Mountain Lake is a favorite spot for fishing, swimming and water skiing. Five Corp of Engineers recreation areas and an overlook are also open to the public.

Jack Creek Recreation area located in the Ouachita National Forest provide campsites, a scenic swimming hole, hiking and picnicking.

Knoppers Ford Recreation area, located in the Ouachita National Forest, provides visitors a natural pool, camping and fishing.  The area includes an equestrian and multi-use hiking trail.

Booneville Development Coporation/South Logan Chamber of Commerce Phone: 479-675-2666