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Encyclopedia > Little Rock, Arkansas
City of Little Rock
Flag of City of Little Rock
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Official seal of City of Little Rock
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Location in Pulaski County, Arkansas
Coordinates: 34°44′10″N 92°19′52″W / 34.73611, -92.33111
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Pulaski
Founded 1821
Incorporated 1831
Government
 - Mayor Mark Stodola
Area
 - City 116.81 sq mi (302.55 km²)
 - Metro 4,090.34 sq mi (10,593.94 km²)
Elevation 335 ft (102 m)
Population (2006)
 - City 204,370
 - Metro 652,834
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-41000
GNIS feature ID 0083350
Website: http://www.littlerock.org

Little Rock is the capital and the most populous city of the State of Arkansas. It is also the county seat of Pulaski County and had a city population of 204,370 in the 2006 census estimates.[1] It and North Little Rock, Arkansas are co-principal cities of the six-county Little Rock-North Little Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area, an area with a population of 652,834 people, according to 2006 census estimates. The MSA is in turn included in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff Combined Statistical Area, which had a population of 829,032 in the 2006 census estimates. Little Rock may refer to: Little Rock, Arkansas, capital of the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Little_Rock. ... Image File history File links Littlerockseal. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... 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Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Largest metro area Little Rock Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,002 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... North Little Rock is a city located in central Arkansas across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in Pulaski County. ... Map of Arkansas highlighting the Little Rock-North Little Rock metropolitan area. ... Map of Arkansas highlighting the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff combined statistical area. ...


Located near the geographic center of Arkansas, Little Rock derives its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River called La Petite Roche (the "little rock"). The "little rock" was used by early river traffic as a landmark and became a well-known river crossing. The Arkansas River flows through Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. ...

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Geschichte & Geschiedenis & Histoire & History

Origins

Many artifacts have been found that suggest Native Americans inhabited Central Arkansas thousands of years before European settlers arrived. These original inhabitants may have included the Folsom people, Bluff Dwellers, Mound Builders, Caddo, Quapaw, Osage, Choctaw and Cherokee. Arkansas was left untouched by European hands until 1541 when Hernando de Soto of Spain traveled through the area. Folsom is the name of several places in the United States of America: Folsom, California Folsom, Louisiana Folsom, New Jersey Folsom, Pennsylvania The Folsom Street Fair is held at the end of September during San Franciscos Leather Pride Week. ... Miamisburg Mound, the largest conical mound in Ohio, is attributed to the Adena archaeological culture. ... |- Link title |}]]]]</nowiki> and Caddo, Oklahoma. ... The Quapaw people are a tribe of Native Americans who historically resided on the west side of the Mississippi River in what is now the state of Arkansas. ... The Osage are American Indian People of the central Midwest. ... For other uses, see Choctaw (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cherokee (disambiguation). ... Hernando de Soto is a: Spanish explorer. ...


Little Rock was actually named for a little rock. Early travelers used a stone outcropping on the bank of the Arkansas River as a landmark. "La Petite Roche" marked the transition from the flat Mississippi Delta region to the Ouachita Mountain foothills. Travelers would refer to the area as "the little rock" and the name stuck. The Arkansas River flows through Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. ... Ouachita Mountains The Ouachita Mountains are a mountain range located in west central Arkansas and east central Oklahoma. ...


Timeline

  • 1722 - French explorer Jean-Baptiste Benard de la Harpe lands near a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River which he reputedly names La Petite Roche (the little rock). La Harpe builds a trading post near the little rock. The Quapaw Indians reside nearby.
  • 1812 - William Lewis, a fur trapper, builds a home near the little rock.
  • 1820 - Little Rock is surveyed.
  • 1820 - Robert Crittenden, born 1797, and Chester Ashley, born 1791, enter into an agreement for a "Partnership in the Practice of Law" which lays the groundwork for the Rose Law Firm, the oldest law firm west of the Mississippi River.
  • 1821 - Little Rock becomes the capital of the Arkansas Territory formed in 1819.
  • 1831 - Little Rock is incorporated as a city.
  • 1833 - The Territorial Capitol (now the Old State House) is built. Completed in 1842, it serves as the State Capitol until 1911.
  • 1836 - Arkansas becomes the 25th state, and Little Rock became the official capital city.
  • 1861 - Arkansas joins the Confederacy.
  • 1863 - Union forces occupy Little Rock.
  • 1874 - The Brooks-Baxter War takes place in Little Rock.
  • 1880 - General Douglas MacArthur born on January 26 at the Little Rock Barracks. The birthplace is now the home of the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History.
  • 1911 - The current State Capitol building is completed. It is the second building constructed to house the state government, after the Old State House.
  • 1916 - Pulaski Heights, one of Little Rock's earliest western suburbs, is annexed into the city, setting the stage for further westward expansion.
  • 1957 - The Little Rock Nine are enrolled at Little Rock's Central High School after public protests and the Arkansas National Guard, under the direction of Governor Orval Faubus, prevents their first attempt at enrollment. President Eisenhower dispatches federal troops to ensure the students' safety and enforce their right to attend school. These events are collectively referred to as the Crisis at Central High.
  • 1958 - All three public High Schools in Little Rock are closed for one year by Governor Faubus.
  • 1968 - Construction booms downtown, Worthen Bank Building at 375 feet and Union National Bank at 330 feet are under construction and replace the Tower Building as the city's tallest buildings. Union National Bank subsequently merged into Worthen, which eventually would become part of Bank of America.
  • 1974 - First National Bank building is under construction and becomes the city's tallest building at 454 feet and 30 stories. The building currently is Arkansas headquarters for Regions Bank.
  • 1978 - Bill Clinton is elected Governor of Arkansas. At age 32, he is the youngest person to be elected Governor in the state's history.
  • 1986 - The Capitol Tower is completed, and at 40 stories and 547 feet tall, is currently the tallest building in Arkansas. The skyscraper name changed to the TCBY Tower later and became the Metropolitan National Bank as of October 2004. The Stephens Building is also completed and is 25 stories and 365 feet tall when finished. It was first known as the First South building and then the Rogers building.
  • 1992 - Bill Clinton is elected President of the United States. He delivers an election night acceptance speech from the front steps of the historic Old State House in downtown Little Rock. He is the first person from the state of Arkansas to be elected President. He is elected to a second term in 1996.
  • 1997 - The 40th anniversary of the Crisis at Central High is marked by the opening of a new National Park Service visitor center.
  • 2000 - Little Rock's record high temperature of 111 degrees Fahrenheit is recorded by the National Weather Service in August.
  • 2003 - First Little Rock Marathon is held. Counting the relays, 1615 runners participate in the 26.2-mile race, making it one of the top 25 races in the nation for 2003.
  • 2003 - Little Rock resident Wesley Kanne Clark, a retired four-star general in the U.S. Army and former Supreme Allied Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), announces his intention to run in the presidential primary election for the Democratic Party nomination.
  • 2004 - William J. Clinton Presidential Center opens with a host of dignitaries and celebrities, including President George W. Bush, and former presidents George H. W. Bush and Jimmy Carter.
  • 2006 - The international charitable organization Heifer International dedicates a $17.5 million world headquarters in downtown Little Rock. The organization announces plans to further develop the 33-acre location into the Heifer International Center campus.
  • 2006 - The Pulaski County Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge, better known as the Big Dam Bridge, opens to the public. The Big Dam Bridge extends 3,463 feet across the Arkansas River and is currently the world’s longest bridge specifically built for pedestrians/bicycles.[2]
  • 2006 - The five-year construction boom of mixed-use, high-rise buildings in downtown's historic Little Rock River Market district will produce over 60 stories of residential and retail property and 240 additional hotel rooms by the end of 2009. Among the major residential projects completed or planned are the Capital Commerce Center (2002), First Security Center (2004), 300 Third Tower (2006), and the River Market Tower (2009).
  • 2007 - Dickey-Stephens Park, home to the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball team, opens. The newly constructed ball park has a capacity of 7,000 and is situated on the Arkansas River in North Little Rock, Arkansas, opposite downtown Little Rock.

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Geography

Little Rock is located at 34°44′10″N, 92°19′52″W (34.736009, -92.331122).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 302.5 km² (116.8 mi²). 301.0 km² (116.2 mi²) of it is land and 1.6 km² (0.6 mi²) of it (0.52%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Little Rock is located on the south bank of the Arkansas River in Central Arkansas. Fourche Creek and Rock Creek run through the city and flow into the river. The western part of the city is located in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. Just northwest of the city limits is Pinnacle Mountain and Lake Maumelle, which provides Little Rock's drinking water. The city of North Little Rock is located just across the river from Little Rock, but it is a separate city. The Arkansas River flows through Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. ... Ouachita Mountains The Ouachita Mountains are a mountain range located in west central Arkansas and east central Oklahoma. ... North Little Rock is a city located in Pulaski County, Arkansas. ...


Government

The city operates under a city manager form of government, although voters in 2007 voted to convert the Mayor's position to a full-time position with veto power. The city employs over 2500 individuals in 14 different departments including the Police department, the Fire department, Parks and Recreation and the Zoo.


Most Pulaski County government offices are located in the city of Little Rock and include among others the Quorum, Circuit, District, Juvenile Courts and the Assessor, County Judge, County Attorney and Public Defenders offices.


The U.S. Federal District Court (Eastern District) of the St. Louis 8th District and also the Circuit Federal Court of Appeals are located in Little Rock.


Climate data

Little Rock lies in the Humid subtropical climate zone, with hot, humid summers and cool to chilly winters. The humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and chilly to mild winters. ...

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Demographics

As of the 2000 census, there were 183,133 people, 77,352 households, and 46,488 families residing in the city. The population density was 608.5/km² (1,576.0/mi²). There were 84,793 housing units at an average density of 281.7/km² (729.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 40.01% White, 55.07% Black, 0.27% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.28% from other races, and 1.28% from two or more races. 2.67% of the population is Hispanic or Latino. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 77,352 households, out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.5% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.9% were non-families. 33.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.98. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 10.0% from 18 to 24, 31.7% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $37,572, and the median income for a family was $47,446. Males had a median income of $35,689 versus $26,802 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,209. 14.3% of the population is below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.9% of those under the age of 18 and 9.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ...


Metropolitan statistical area

The 2006 U.S. Census population estimate for the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Little Rock-North Little Rock was 652,834. The MSA includes the following counties: Pulaski, Faulkner, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, and Saline. The largest cities include Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Jacksonville, Benton, Sherwood, Cabot, Maumelle, and Bryant. In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... Pulaski County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... Faulkner County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... Grant County is a county in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... Lonoke County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... Perry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... Saline County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... There is also a Littlerock, California. ... North Little Rock is a city located in central Arkansas across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in Pulaski County. ... Conway is the largest city and county seat of Faulkner CountyGR6, Arkansas. ... Jacksonville is a city located in Pulaski County, Arkansas. ... Benton is the largest city and county seat of Saline CountyGR6, Arkansas, United States. ... Sherwood is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. ... Cabot is the largest city in Lonoke County, Arkansas, United States. ... Maumelle is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. ... Bryant is a city in Saline County, Arkansas, United States. ...


The 2006 U.S. Census population estimate for the Combined Statistical Area (CSA) of Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff was 829,032. The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ...


Economy/business

Major corporations headquartered in Little Rock: Alltel, Dillard's Department Stores, Windstream Communications and Acxiom. Alltel (NYSE: AT) is an American telecommunications company with headquarters in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... Dillards (NYSE: DDS), based in Little Rock, Arkansas, is a major department store chain in the United States, with 329 stores in 29 states as of 2005. ... Windstream Communications, Inc. ... Acxiom Logo Acxiom is a customer and data information management company. ...


Large companies headquartered in Little Rock: Metropolitan National Bank, Rose Law Firm, Nuvell Financial Services, Central Flying Service and Stephens Inc. Rose Law Firm is a law firm headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... Nuvell Financial Services is a finance company specializing in the purchase of third-party special finance contracts from General Motors auto dealerships. ...


Large companies headquartered in other cities but with a large presence in Little Rock: Dassault Falcon Jet, Raytheon Aircraft Company and Fidelity National Information Services. The Falcon is a family of business jets manufactured by Dassault Aviation. ... Raytheon Aircraft Company based in Wichita, Kansas has James E. Schuster as its Chairman. ... Fidelity National Information Services, also known as FNIS or FIS, is a public corporation formed in 2006 when Certegy Inc. ...


Non-profit organizations include Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, Heifer International, Lions World Services for the Blind, William J. Clinton Foundation,Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, and Winrock International. A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Heifer International logo Heifer International is a charitable organization dedicated to tracking the many girlfriends of Daryl Francis Hudec. ... Bill Clinton in Africa on behalf of the Clinton Foundation The William J. Clinton Foundation was established by former President of the United States Bill Clinton. ...


Associations include the American Taekwondo Association, Arkansas Hospital Association, and the Quapaw Quarter Association. A voluntary association (also sometimes called an unincorporated association, or just an association) is a group of individuals who voluntarily enter into an agreement to form a body (or organization) to accomplish a purpose. ... The American Taekwondo Association (ATA) was founded in 1969 by Haeng Ung Lee of South Korea. ... The Quapaw Quarter of Little Rock, Arkansas is a section of the city including its oldest and most historic business and residential neighborhoods. ...


Major employers in Little Rock include Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Entergy, Raytheon, The Sharper Image, Siemens, and Timex. Entergy Corporation NYSE: ETR is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power productions and retail distribution operations. ... Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is a major American defense contractor and industrial corporation with core manufacturing concentrations in defense systems and defense and commercial electronics. ... The Sharper Image Corporation NASDAQ: SHRP,founded by Richard Thalheimer, is a speciality retailer that operates throughout the United States. ... Siemens redirects here. ... The term Timex can refer to: Timex Corporation - a large US manufacturer of watches Timex (Unix utility) - a Unix utility tool used in the measurement of duration of shell processes Timex Sinclair - a series of microcomputers, modeled on the ZX81 and ZX Spectrum Category: ...


One of the largest public employers in the state with over 9,400 employees, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its affiliates — Arkansas Children's Hospital and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System — have a total economic impact in Arkansas of about $4.1 billion per year. UAMS receives less than 11% of its funding from the state. Its operation is funded by payments for clinical services (64%), grants and contracts (18%), philanthropy and other (5%), and tuition and fees (2%). To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Arkansas Childrens Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas and one of the largest in the United States, serving children from birth to age 21. ...


The Little Rock port is an intermodal river port with a large industrial business complex. It is designated as Foreign Trade Zone 14. A free port (porto franco) or free zone (US: Foreign-Trade Zone) is a port or area with relaxed jurisdiction with respect to the country of location. ...


Little Rock was named 22nd out of 361 metropolitan areas as best places for business in 2005 by Forbes Magazine. Alternate meaning: For the Boston Brahmin family associated with John Forbes Kerry, see Forbes family. ...


Moody's Investor Services ranks Little Rock as the second most diverse economy in the nation.


Little Rock along with Louisville and Memphis are branches of the St. Louis Federal Reserve district. The Federal Reserve System is headquartered in the Eccles Building on Constitution Avenue in Washington, DC. The Federal Reserve System (also the Federal Reserve; informally The Fed) is the central banking system of the United States. ...


Museums

William J. Clinton Presidential Center Photo of the library in downtown Little Rock
William J. Clinton Presidential Center Photo of the library in downtown Little Rock
  • The William J. Clinton Presidential Center includes the Clinton presidential library and the offices of the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton School of Public Service. The facility, designed by architect James Polshek, cantilevers over the Arkansas River, echoing Clinton's famous campaign promise of "building a bridge to the 21st century. The archives and library contains 2 million photographs, 80 million pages of documents, 21 million e-mail messages, and nearly 80,000 artifacts from the Clinton presidency. The museum within the site showcases artifacts from Clinton's term and includes a full-scale replica of the Clinton-era Oval Office.Opened on November 18, 2004, the Clinton Presidential Center cost $165 million to construct and covers 150,000 square feet (14,000 m²) within a 28 acre (113,000 m²) park.
  • The Old State House Museum is a former state capital building now home to a history museum focusing on Arkansas' recent history.
  • The Historic Arkansas Museum is a regional history museum focusing primarily on the frontier time period.

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Libraries

The Central Arkansas Library System includes the main building downtown and numerous branches throughout the city as well as branches in Sherwood, Maumelle and Jacksonville. The Pulaski County Law Library is located at the William H. Bowen School of Law William H. Bowen School of Law The William H. Bowen School of Law is part of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and was established in 1975. ...


Education

The city has two major universities that are part of the University of Arkansas System. The campuses of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are located within Little Rock. Dickinson Hall University of Arkansas at Little Rock is the third largest university, by enrollment, in Arkansas. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The University of Arkansas at Little Rock was founded in 1927 as Little Rock Junior College, under the supervision of the city Board of Education. The first semester open, there were eight instructors and about 100 students. The college is currently accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, a status it has kept since 1929. Housed originally in public school buildings, the college moved in 1949 to its present location between University Ave and Fair Park Blvd, North of Asher Ave, on land donated by Raymond Rebsamen, a Little Rock businessman. The college was also the sole beneficiary of a continuing trust established by former Governor George W. Donaghey at the time. In 1957, the institution began a four-year degree program, became independent and privately supported under a separate board of trustees, and took the name Little Rock University. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) is one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education. ... This article or section needs to be wikified. ...

Dickinson Hall at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock
President Bill Clinton led celebrations of the 40th anniversary of desegregation at Little Rock Central High School.

In September 1969, The Little Rock University merged into the University of Arkansas System, to create the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The University of Arkansas System merger began a period of steady growth, which saw UALR go from about 3,500 students and 75 full-time faculty members in 1969 to about 10,000 students and over 400 full-time faculty members in the 1998 academic year. The University's expanded offerings now include 54 undergraduate major programs, an extensive schedule of night, weekend, and off-campus classes, and a wide range of community educational services. UALR began offering graduate and professional work in 1975. Besides the juris doctor offered at the William H. Bowen School of Law, UALR now has three doctoral programs and 29 graduate and professional programs, as well as joint programs with other campuses of the University of Arkansas System. Image File history File links Dickinson_hall1. ... Image File history File links Dickinson_hall1. ... Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site from NPS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site from NPS File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Little Rock Central High School is a secondary school in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. ... The University of Arkansas System comprises five main campuses within the state of Arkansas, a medical school, two law schools, a unique graduate school focused on public service, and several community colleges. ... “J.D.” redirects here. ... William H. Bowen School of Law The William H. Bowen School of Law is part of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) and was established in 1975. ...


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is part of the University of Arkansas System. UAMS has about 2200 students in six academic units: the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Related Professions, and Public Health and the Graduate School. UAMS also has more than 660 resident physicians completing their training at UAMS or at one of the seven Area Health Education Centers around the state. UAMS combines the patient care resources of a state-of-the art hospital and outpatient center with the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, and Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute. Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System are affiliates of UAMS. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the chemical substances known as medicines, see medication. ... For other uses, see Pharmacy (disambiguation). ... Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ... Public health is concerned with threats to the overall health of a community based on population health analysis. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The word physician should not be confused with physicist, which means a scientist in the area of physics. ...


The outreach efforts of UAMS include seven Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in Fayetteville, Pine Bluff, El Dorado, Texarkana, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, and Helena, Arkansas.; networks of senior health centers and centers for young children with special health care needs; and interactive video education and medical consultation services to community hospitals around the state. UAMS is the state’s largest basic and applied research institution with internationally renowned programs in multiple myeloma, aging, and other areas. Fayetteville is a college town in Washington County, Arkansas, USA and home to the University of Arkansas. ... Pine Bluff is a city located in Jefferson County, Arkansas. ... El Dorado or Eldorado (Spanish for the gilded one) is a legend that began with the story of a South American tribal chief who covered himself with gold dust and would dive into a lake of pure mountain water. ... For other uses, see Texarkana (disambiguation). ... Fort Smith is the name of various locations. ... Jonesboro or Jonesborough is the name of a number of cities in the United States of America and the United Kingdom: Jonesborough, County Armagh Northern Ireland Jonesboro, Arkansas Jonesboro, Georgia, originally Jonesborough Jonesboro, Illinois Jonesboro, Indiana Jonesboro, Maine Jonesborough, Tennessee This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Helena-West Helena, Arkansas. ...


Located in downtown is the specialized Clinton School of Public Service, a branch of the University of Arkansas System, which offers a masters degree in public service. The Clinton School of Public Service is a branch of the University of Arkansas. ...


The city is also home to two smaller, private historically black colleges, Philander Smith College and Arkansas Baptist College. In the United States, Historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) are colleges or universities that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the African American community. ... Philander Smith College is a private, historically black college that is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... Arkansas Baptist College (ABC) is a historically black college (HBCU) located in Little Rock, Arkansas. ...


The public schools in Little Rock are operated by the Little Rock School District known by residents as LRSD. Currently, the district includes 64 schools with more school being built. As of the 2005-2006 school year, the district has enrollment of 26,524. It has 5 high schools, 8 middle schools, 31 elementary schools, 1 early childhood (pre-kndergarten) center, 2 alternative schools, 1 adult education center, 1 accelerated learning center, 1 career-techinal center, and about 3,800 employees. High schools in Little Rock include: The Little Rock School District is a school district in Little Rock, Arkansas. ...


Public

Private Little Rock Central High School is a secondary school in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States. ... J.A. Fair High School originally was a part of the Pulaski County Special School District. ... Hall High School, located in Little Rock, Arkansas, is a comprehensive four-year public high school in the Little Rock School District (LRSD) enrolling 1,464 students in grades nine through twelve. ... McClellan Magnet High School is a high school in Little Rock, Arkansas and part of the Little Rock School District. ... Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School is a magnet school in Little Rock, Arkansas that concentrates heavily on science and the arts. ...

Lions World Services for the Blind is the most comprehensive rehabilitation center in the world for the blind and visually impaired. Founded in 1947, the goal of the center is to enable the individual to become independent in society. Catholic High School for Boys is a private Catholic high school located in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. It is an all-male institution, and has an all-female sister school, Mount St. ... Little Rock Christian Academy (LRCA) is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory Christian day school committed to excellence in the pursuit of truth from a Christ-centered worldview, located on Highway 10 in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... Mount St. ... Pulaski Academy (PA) is a private not-for-profit day care, preschool, elementary, and junior/senior high school in the Pleasant Valley neighborhood of Little Rock, Arkansas. ...


Medical

Hospitals in Little Rock include:

  • Arkansas Children's Hospital
  • Arkansas Heart Hospital
  • Baptist Health Medical Center
  • John C. McCellan Veterans Administration Complex
  • Arkansas State Hospital - Psychiatric Division
  • Pinnacle Pointe Hospital
  • St. Vincent Health System
    • St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center
    • St. Vincent Doctors Hospital
  • Southwest Regional Medical Center
  • University Hospital, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Arkansas Childrens Hospital, an affiliate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, is the only pediatric medical center in Arkansas and one of the largest in the United States, serving children from birth to age 21. ...

Cultural

  • Aerospace Education Center - IMAX Theater & EpiSphere Digital Dome Theater. The IMAX Theatre features a variety of science related items. Aviation exhibits on display are an original Sopwith Camel and a replica of the Wright Flyer.
  • Arkansas Arboretum - Located at Pinnacle Mountain, it has an interpretive trail with flora and tree plantings.
  • Arkansas Arts Center - the state's largest art museum, notable for its drawings, collections and children's theater productions. It features works by Van Gogh and Rembrandt among others. The museum has eight art galleries, a museum school, gift shop and restaurant.
  • Arkansas Repertory Theatre - The Rep is the state's only professional non profit theatre.
  • Arkansas Symphony Orchestra - In its 41st season, the orchestra performs over 30 concerts a year and many special events.
  • Ballet Arkansas - The state's only professional ballet company.
  • Heifer International - headquarters of the global hunger and poverty relief organization, located adjacent to the Clinton Presidential Center
  • Quapaw Quarter - Turn of the century Little Rock includes three National Register historic districts with over a hundred buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Tours are available showing the many Victorian and Antebellum homes.
  • Robinson Center Music Hall - The main performance center of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
  • Villa Marre - An 1881 home of Italianate and Second Empire styles refurbished in the 1960s and shown in the opening scenes of the television show "Designing Women."
  • Wildwood Center for the Performing Arts - The largest park dedicated to the performing arts in the South. It features year round performances of opera, cabaret, and jazz. Wildwood Festival in June features chamber music, film series, art exhibits, jazz and lecture series among others. It is home to the Young Artist Tour. The park also offers a summer music camp for children.

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Notable places

Arkansas State Capitol
Arkansas State Capitol

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Shopping/retail

Some notable shopping locations in the city of Little Rock are:

University Avenue/Markham

Cantrell Road/Highway 10 Park Plaza, is an upscale shopping center located in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. ... University Mall is the oldest enclosed shopping center in central Arkansas. ... Midtowne Little Rock, is a small, upscale lifestyle center located in Little Rock, Arkansas. ...

  • Pavilion in the Park
  • Pleasant Ridge Town Center
  • Pleasant Ridge West Plaza
  • The Centre at Ten Shoppes
  • Dogwood Crossing

Rodney Parham Road Pavilion in the Park is an upscale shopping center in the northern part of Little Rock, Arkansas, along western Cantrell Road. ...

  • Trellis Square
  • Breckenridge Village
  • Ashley Square

Chenal Parkway

  • The Village at Ralhing Road
  • Promenade Chenal - Proposed
  • Chenal Place

Shackelford /I-430

  • Shackelford Crossing- Under construction

Markham/Bowman

  • Colonnade Center
  • Bowman Curve Center
  • Bowman Curve II
  • Rock Creek Plaza
  • Bowman Heights

Kanis/Bowman

  • Creekwood Plaza
  • Bowman Station

Otter Creek

  • Gateway Towne Center - Proposed

Market/Merrill Dr

  • Market & Merrill center
  • Green Mountain Plaza

Shackelford/Markham

  • Westchase Plaza
  • Markham Plaza

Retailers in Little Rock include JC Penney, Sears, Kmart, Dillard's, Wal-Mart, Target, Kohl's, Parisian and MM Cohn. J. C. Penney Company, Inc. ... Sears, Roebuck and Company is an American mid-range chain of international department stores, founded by Richard Sears and Alvah Roebuck in the late 19th century. ... For the Australasian department store chain, see Kmart Australia. ... This article is about a department store chain. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... This article is about the United States retail company. ... Kohls Corporation (NYSE: KSS) is an American department store chain headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. ... For other uses, see Parisian (disambiguation). ... The M.M. Cohn Company, more popularly known simply as MM Cohn is a regional specialty department store chain in Arkansas, based in Little Rock. ...


Sports

Club League Venue Established Championships
Arkansas Travelers Texas League Dickey Stephens Field 1895 9
Arkansas Twisters Af2 Alltel Arena 2000 0
Arkansas RimRockers ABA Alltel Arena 2004 1
Arkansas RimRockers NBA Development League Alltel Arena 2005 0
Arkansas RiverBlades East Coast Hockey League Alltel Arena 1998 0
Arkansas GlacierCats Western Professional Hockey League Barton Coliseum 1998 0
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans NCAA-Sun Belt Conference Jack Stephens Center - 0
Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans NCAA-Sun Belt Conference Gary Hogan Field - 0
Arkansas Rhinos North American Football League Mills High School 2000 1

Little Rock was home to the Arkansas Travelers. They are the AA Professional Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the Texas League. The Travelers played their last game in Little Rock at Ray Winder Field on September 3, 2006, and moved into Dickey-Stephens Park in nearby North Little Rock in April 2007. Little Rock is scheduled to be home to the Little Rock Rivercatz of the American Basketball Association for the 2007-2008 season. League Texas League Division North Division Year founded 1895 Major League affiliation Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Home ballpark Dickey-Stephens Park Previous home ballparks Ray Winder Field City North Little Rock, Arkansas Current uniform colors navy blue, red Previous uniform colors Logo design A streaking blue triangle with the... The Texas League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. ... 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Alltel Arena is a 18,000-seat multi-purpose arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, directly across the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock. ... Arkansas RiverBlades logo The Arkansas RiverBlades was a short_lived minor-league ice hockey team located in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... The ECHL is a professional minor-league double-A hockey association based in the United States and Canada. ... Alltel Arena is a 18,000-seat multi-purpose arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, directly across the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock. ... Arkansas GlacierCats logo The Arkansas GlacierCats was a short-lived minor-league hockey team located in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... The Western Professional Hockey League (abbreviated WPHL) was a minor league in ice hockey in the United States from 1996 to 2001, with teams in the Southern United States, mainly Texas. ... T. H. Barton Coliseum is a 7,150-seat multi-purpose arena located within the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... Dickinson Hall University of Arkansas at Little Rock is the third largest university, by enrollment, in Arkansas. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAAs Division I since 1976. ... Jack Stephens Center at UALR Jack Stephens Center is a 5,600-seat multi-purpose arena in Little Rock, Arkansas and was built in 2005. ... Dickinson Hall University of Arkansas at Little Rock is the third largest university, by enrollment, in Arkansas. ... 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A Little Rock suburb is also home to the Arkansas Twisters of the af2 arena football league and the Arkansas RimRockers of the NBA Development League. Both of these teams play at the Alltel Arena in North Little Rock. af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football Leagues minor league, which started play in 2000. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... Alltel Arena is a 18,000-seat multi-purpose arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, directly across the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock. ...


Little Rock is home to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans. The majority of the schools athletic teams are housed in the new state-of-the-art Jack Stephens Center. The Trojans play in the Sun Belt conference, where Arkansas State University is their chief rival. Jack Stephens Center at UALR Jack Stephens Center is a 5,600-seat multi-purpose arena in Little Rock, Arkansas and was built in 2005. ... Arkansas State University student union, Jonesboro, Arkansas Arkansas State University (A-State) or (ASU) is a public university and is the flagship campus of the Arkansas State University System, the states second largest college system. ...


Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium plays host to at least two Arkansas Razorback games each year. The stadium is known for being in the middle of a golf course. Each fall, the city closes the golf course on football weekends for fans to tailgate. War Memorial also hosts the Arkansas High School football state championships, and starting in the fall of 2006 hosts one game apiece for the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Arkansas State University also plays at the stadium from time to time. War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas during an Arkansas Razorback football game. ... The University of Central Arkansas is a state-run institution located in the city of Conway, the seat of Faulkner County, north of Little Rock. ... University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, is a historically black university located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. ... Arkansas State University student union, Jonesboro, Arkansas Arkansas State University (A-State) or (ASU) is a public university and is the flagship campus of the Arkansas State University System, the states second largest college system. ...


Little Rock will be a host of the First and Second Rounds of the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. It has also been a host of the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament. The 2008 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament will involve 65 schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ...


The now defunct Arkansas RiverBlades and Arkansas GlacierCats, both minor-league hockey teams, were located in the Little Rock area. The GlacierCats of the now defunct Western Professional Hockey League (WPHL) played in Little Rock at Barton Coliseum while the RiverBlades of the ECHL played at the Alltel Arena. Arkansas RiverBlades logo The Arkansas RiverBlades was a short_lived minor-league ice hockey team located in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... Arkansas GlacierCats logo The Arkansas GlacierCats was a short-lived minor-league hockey team located in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... Minor leagues in the sense intended in this article are professional sports leagues which are not regarded as the premier leagues in those sports. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The Western Professional Hockey League (abbreviated WPHL) was a minor league in ice hockey in the United States from 1996 to 2001, with teams in the Southern United States, mainly Texas. ... T. H. Barton Coliseum is a 7,150-seat multi-purpose arena located within the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a professional ice hockey league based in Princeton, New Jersey, with teams scattered across the United States and Canada, generally regarded as a tier below the American Hockey League. ... Alltel Arena is a 18,000-seat multi-purpose arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas, directly across the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock. ...


Hubert "Geese" Ausbie played basketball at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, where he earned All-Conference and All-American honors. He later gained fame as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters. Hubert Eugene Geese Ausbie played basketball at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas where he earned All-Conference and All-American honors. ... Philander Smith College is a private, historically black college that is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. ... For the animated television series, see Harlem Globetrotters (TV series). ...


John Kocinski, 250cc and World Superbike motorcycle racing champion, is from Little Rock. John Kocinski is a retired motorcycle road racer whose successes include winning the 1990 250cc World Championship, and the 1997 World Superbike title. ... For other uses, see Motorcycle (disambiguation). ...


World Champion Middleweight Boxer Jermain Taylor and NBA players Derek Fisher and Joe Johnson were born and/or have roots in Little Rock. For other senses of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... Jermain Taylor (born August 11, 1978, Little Rock, Arkansas) —nicknamed Bad Intentions— is a professional boxer current Undisputed World middleweight boxing champion. ... NBA redirects here. ... Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9, 1974 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American professional basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Joe Marcus Johnson (born June 29, 1981 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a National Basketball Association player, currently a member of the Atlanta Hawks and the United States national basketball team. ...


Transportation

Road

Little Rock's downtown River Rail Streetcar track.
Little Rock's downtown River Rail Streetcar track.

A number of highways converge near Little Rock. I-40 passes through North Little Rock to the north. US 70 parallels I-40 into North Little Rock before multiplexing with I-30 at the Broadway exit (Exit 141B). US 67 and US 167 share the same route from the northeast before splitting. US 67 and US 70 multiplex with Interstate 30 to the southwest. US 167 multiplexes with US 65 and I-530 to the southeast. Other highways include I-430, I-440, I-530, and I-630. I-530 terminates in Little Rock after originating in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Image File history File linksMetadata Little_Rock_River_Rail_CIMG6204. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Little_Rock_River_Rail_CIMG6204. ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 40 Interstate 40 (abbreviated I-40) is a major west-east interstate highway in the United States. ... North Little Rock is a city located in Pulaski County, Arkansas. ... United States Highway 70 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,385 miles (3,838 km) from eastern North Carolina to east-central Arizona. ... United States Highway 67 is a north-south United States highway. ... United States Highway 167 is a spur of U.S. Highway 67. ... United States Highway 67 is a north-south United States highway. ... United States Highway 70 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2,385 miles (3,838 km) from eastern North Carolina to east-central Arizona. ... Interstate 30 (abbreviated I-30) is an interstate highway in the southern United States. ... United States Highway 167 is a spur of U.S. Highway 67. ... U.S. Highway 65 is a north-south United States highway stretching from Albert Lea, Minnesota to Natchez, Mississippi. ... Interstate 530 in Arkansas is a nearly 47-mile long spur route from Little Rock at the junction of Interstate 30 and Interstate 440 in the northwest, to Pine Bluff in the southeast. ... Interstate 430 in Arkansas is a nearly 13-mile long spur route connecting Interstate 40 near Maumelle, Arkansas at its north end, and Interstate 30 in southwestern Little Rock at its south end. ... Interstate 440 (abbreviated I-440) in Arkansas is a 10-mile-(16-km)-long partial loop connecting Interstate 40 with Interstate 30 near Little Rock. ... Interstate 530 in Arkansas is a nearly 47-mile long spur route from Little Rock at the junction of Interstate 30 and Interstate 440 in the northwest, to Pine Bluff in the southeast. ... Interstate 630 in Arkansas is an east-west connector within Little Rock. ... Interstate 530 (abbreviated I-530) in Arkansas is a nearly 47 mile (76 km) long spur route from Little Rock at the junction of Interstate 30 and Interstate 440 in the northwest, to Pine Bluff in the southeast. ... Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson Founded 1832 Incorporated 1839 Government  - Mayor Carl Redus Area  - City  46. ...


Air

Nine airlines serve 18 national/international gateway cities, e.g. St. Louis, Chicago, Dallas, Charlotte, etc. from Little Rock National Airport. In 2006 they carried approximately 2.1 million passengers on approximately 150 daily flights to and from Little Rock. Little Rock National Airport (IATA: LIT, ICAO: KLIT), officially designated Adams Field, is located 2 miles (3 km) east of the central business district (CBD) of Little Rock, a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA. It is Arkansas largest commercial service airport, serving more than 2. ...


Bus

Greyhound Lines serves Dallas, Memphis, Houston, and St. Louis, as well as intermediate points, with numerous connections to other cities and towns. Jefferson Lines serves Fort Smith, Kansas City, and Oklahoma City, as well as intermediate points, with numerous connections to other cities and towns. These carriers operate out of the North Little Rock bus station. Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America , serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ... Jefferson Lines is an intercity bus transportation provider based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ...


Rail

See also: Little Rock (Amtrak station)

Amtrak serves the city twice daily via the Texas Eagle, with northbound service to Chicago and southbound service to San Antonio, as well as numerous intermediate points. Through service to Los Angeles and intermediate points operates three times a week. The train carries coaches, a sleeping car, a dining car, and a Sightseer Lounge car. Reservations are required. Other information Code LRK Traffic Passengers (2006) 15,330 3. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Texas Eagle is a 1306-mile (2102 km) passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the central and western United States. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City 234. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Public transport

Within the city, public bus service is provided by the Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA), with 16 regular daily routes and two express routes throughout the Little Rock area. Additional service includes four connecting routes originating in Little Rock serving North Little Rock daily excluding Sundays; morning and early evening Monday-Friday express routes to Maumelle and Jacksonville/Sherwood; special events shuttle buses; and paratransit service for disabled persons. Maumelle is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. ... Jacksonville is a city located in Pulaski County, Arkansas. ... Sherwood is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States. ...


Since November 2004, downtown areas of Little Rock and North Little Rock have been additionally served by the River Rail Electric Streetcar system, also operated by CATA. At present, few middle-class commuters of Central Arkansas depend on public transit. As a result, the current riders of CATA are predominantly poor, elderly, and/or disabled. Panhandling is common at bus stops. Most visitors to the city rely on car rental or taxicab for their transportation needs. The River Rail Streetcar is a heritage railway streetcar system operating in Little Rock and North Little Rock is the U.S. state of Arkansas. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ...


Taxicab service is readily available with Black & White Cabs, Yellow Cab, and Veterans Cab. Limo service is also available with Little Rock Limousine Service, Central Limousine Service and over a dozen others. For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ... A limousine (or limo) is a long luxury car, traditionally black in color. ...


Media

Print

The Arkansas Democrat Gazette is the largest newspaper in the city, as well as the state. As of March 31, 2006, Sunday circulation is 275,991 copies, while daily (Monday-Saturday) circulation is 180,662, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. The Audit Bureau of Circulations is one of the several organizations of the same name operating in different parts of the world. ...


Daily legal and real estate news is also provided Monday through Friday in the Daily Record. Entertainment and political coverage is provided weekly in Arkansas Times and monthly in the Little Rock Free Press. Business and economics news is published weekly in Arkansas Business


In addition to area newspapers, the Little Rock market is served by a variety of magazines covering diverse interests. The publications include:

Television

All major television networks have local affiliates in Little Rock, in addition to numerous independent stations and cable by Comcast within the city proper. The suburbs have Comcast, Charter or other cable companies. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) is the largest[1] cable television (CATV) company and the second largest Internet service provider in the United States. ... Charter Communications NASDAQ: CHTR is an American company providing cable television, high-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5. ...


Television stations in the Little Rock area include:

Call letters Number Network
KETS 2 PBS
KARK 4 NBC
KATV 7 ABC
KTHV 11 CBS
KLRT 16 FOX
KKYK 20 RTN
KVTN 25 VTN
KASN 38 CW
KKAP 36 DTN
KWBF 42 MNTV
KYPX 49 RTN

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Radio

AM radio Stations in the Little Rock area include:

Call letters Frequency Format
KEWI 690 Variety
KMTL 760 Gospel
KGHT 880 Gospel
KARN 920 Talk
KJBN 1050 Religious
KAAY 1090 Christian
KCON 1230 Adult Contemporary
KPZK 1250 Urban/Hip Hop
KZTD 1350 Spanish
KDXE 1380 Total Sports
KTUV 1440 Gospel

FM radio stations in the Little Rock area include: KEWI (690 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. ... KMTL (760 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Religious format. ... KGHT (880 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Southern Gospel format. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... KJBN (1050 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Contemporary Christian format. ... KAAY is a 50,000 watt, class 1C AM radio station in Little Rock, Arkansas licensed on 1090 KHz. ... Concord Municipal Airport (IATA: CON, ICAO: KCON) is a general aviation airport located 2 miles east of the central business district (CBD) of Concord, New Hampshire. ... KIPR is a Mainstream Urban radio station in Little Rock,Arkansas, which broadcasts on 92. ... KDXE (1380 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Sports format. ... KTUV (1440 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish Variety format. ...

Call letters Frequency Format
KABF 88.3 Community radio
KUAR 89.1 News and info
KLRE 90.5 Classical
KANX 91.1 Religious
KUCA 91.3 Classical
KIPR 92.3 Urban/Hip Hop
KKZR 93.3 Top 40
KKPT 94.1 Classic Rock
KHLR 94.9 Urban Gospel
KSSN 95.7 Country
KHTE 96.5 Hip-Hop
KWLR 96.9 Religious
KURB 98.5 Adult Contemporary
KDIS 99.5 Children's
KDJE 100.3 Active Rock
KWBF 101.1 Easy Listening
KPZK 101.7 Gospel
KOKY 102.1 Adult R&B
KVLO 102.5 Gospel
KARN 102.9 News and Talk
KABZ 103.7 Sports Talk
KMJX 105.1 Classic Rock
KOLL 106.3 Oldies
KHKN 106.7 Classic Country
KLAL 107.7 Top 40

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Notable people

See also: List of people from Little Rock It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Little Rock, Arkansas. ...

  • Danielle Evans (Born in 1986 - Little Rock) 2006 - Dani Evans (also known as Danielle Evans) is an American fashion model and television personality. Evans was the winner of Cycle 6 of America's Next Top Model (ANTM).
  • Jason Gammel (1969) Noted visual artist. Originally born in Crossett in South Arkansas, relocated and currently lives and works in Little Rock.
  • Brooks Robinson was born in Little Rock in 1937 and is generally believed to be the greatest third baseman in Major League Baseball history. He played for the Baltimore Orioles from 1955 to 1977.
  • Douglas MacArthur GCB (January 26, 1880 – April 5, 1964) was born in Little Rock and was an American general and Medal of Honor recipient. He was Supreme Commander of Allied forces in the South West Pacific Area during World War II. President Harry Truman relieved General MacArthur of his military command in on April 11, 1951.
  • John Gould Fletcher (1886–1950) was a Pulitzer Prize winning Imagist poet and author. He was born in Little Rock to a socially prominent family. Fletcher suffered from depression and committed suicide by drowning in a pond near his home in Little Rock. Fletcher is buried at historic Mount Holly Cemetery in Little Rock. The Fletcher Branch Library of the Central Arkansas Library System is named in his honor.
  • Frank Bonner (born 1942) in Little Rock, is an actor and television director best known for playing sales manager Herb Tarlek on the classic TV sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati. He has also directed episodes of many TV sitcoms, including Who's the Boss?, Head of the Class, and Evening Shade.
  • Gil Gerard (born 1943) in Little Rock, he is most famous for his role as Captain William "Buck" Rogers in the 1979-1981 television series Buck Rogers in the 25th century. He was married to Connie Sellecca (1979 - 1987).
  • Wesley Clark born in Chicago, on December 23, 1944 under the name Wesley Kanne. He was a 2004 presidential contender and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Commander. Clark is a graduate of Hall High School in Little Rock.
  • Chelsea Clinton born February 27, 1980 in Little Rock, is the only child of President Bill Clinton and U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. Chelsea's name was inspired by her parents' fondness for the Judy Collins recording of the Joni Mitchell song "Chelsea Morning".
  • Former President Bill Clinton and U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton lived in Little Rock when Bill Clinton was Attorney General of Arkansas 1977-1979 and Governor of Arkansas 1979-1981; and also returning as Governor 1983-1993.
  • Jerry Jones, an owner of the Dallas Cowboys, and actresses Mary Steenburgen and Joey Lauren Adams are sometimes associated with Little Rock. All three went to North Little Rock High School (Ole Main) in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Sidney Moncrief is a former Arkansas Razorback and NBA Milwaukee Bucks basketball great was born in Little Rock.
  • Richard Thalheimer Founder, Chairman and CEO of the Sharper Image Corporation was raised in Little Rock.
  • Helen Gurley Brown Editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years was raised in Little Rock.
  • Daniel Davis Best known as Niles the Butler on the television program The Nanny lived in Little Rock.
  • Kevin McReynolds Born in Little Rock. Played Major League Baseball for 12 years.
  • Houston Nutt Born in Little Rock. Coach of the University of Arkansas Razorbacks football team.
  • E. Fay Jones Noted Architect, designer and an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright. He was born in Pine Bluff and lived in Little Rock for a time.
  • Thomas Marchand Renowned singer and songwiter known for his extravagant art.
  • Joe Johnson Born in Little Rock where he played his AAU, High School basketball. Then attending University of Arkansas Fayetteville where he played for two years before joining the NBA. After being drafted by the Boston Celtics, he was traded to the Phoenix Suns, where he made a name for himself. Next the Atlanta Hawks signed him to be the "Player to build a team around".
  • Michael Odle An acclaimed ethnomusicologist and piano virtuoso.
  • Jermain Taylor By defeating then champion Bernard Hopkins, Jermain Taylor became professional boxing's undisputed Middleweight Champion of the World on December 3, 2005. Jermain Taylor lives in Little Rock and has become one of the city's most visible supporters.
  • Amy Lee Lead singer for the band Evanescence which won 2004 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance.
  • John LeCompt(born March 10, 1973 Little Rock, Arkansas) musician who has been part of the Little Rock heavy metal music with bands like Evanescence
  • Jamaal Anderson - Former high school football star for Little Rock Parkview played his college career at the University of Arkansas at Fayettville and was drafted first round as a Defensive End in the 2006 NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons

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Chelsea Victoria Clinton (born February 27, 1980) is the daughter and only child of former US President Bill Clinton and United States Senator Hillary Clinton. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is the junior United States Senator from New York, and is a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 2008 presidential election. ... Judith Marjorie Collins (born May 1, 1939 in Seattle, Washington) is an American folk and standards singer and songwriter, known for the stunning purity of her soprano; for her eclectic tastes in the material she records (which has included folk, showtunes, pop, and rock and roll); and for her social... Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7, 1943) is a Canadian musician, songwriter, and painter. ... 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City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys, The Pokes Team colors White, Silver, Silver-Green, Royal Blue, Navy Blue Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division... Mary Steenburgen (IPA: ) (born February 8, 1953) is an Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Joey Lauren Adams in Mallrats (1995) Joey Lauren Adams (born January 9, 1968[] in North Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American actress with appearances in over 30 films. ... North Little Rock is a city located in central Arkansas across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in Pulaski County. ... Born in Little Rock, Arkansas on September 21, 1957, Sidney Moncriefs impact on Arkansas basketball cannot be measured. ... 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The Nanny was a 1965 British suspense film starring Bette Davis as a psychotic governess suspected of killing one of her charges. ... Walter Kevin McReynolds (born October 16, 1959 Little Rock, Arkansas - ) was an outfielder/designated hitter with a 12 year career from 1983 to 1994. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... Houston Dale Nutt (born October 14, 1957), is an American football coach and current head coach at the University of Mississippi. ... The Arkansas Razorbacks, also known as the Hogs, are the names of college sports teams at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, Arkansas. ... E. Fay Jones, (born 31 January 1921, died 31 August 2004) was a noted American architect and designer. ... Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was one of the worlds most prominent and influential architects. ... Coordinates: , Country State County Jefferson Founded 1832 Incorporated 1839 Government  - Mayor Carl Redus Area  - City  46. ... Joe Marcus Johnson (born June 29, 1981 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a National Basketball Association player, currently a member of the Atlanta Hawks and the United States national basketball team. ... There is also a Littlerock, California. ... Jermain Taylor (born August 11, 1978, Little Rock, Arkansas) —nicknamed Bad Intentions— is a professional boxer current Undisputed World middleweight boxing champion. ... For the saxophone player with Jimmy Buffetts Coral Reefer Band, see Amy Lee (saxophonist). ... Evanescence is a Grammy Award-winning American alternative rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1998 by singer Amy Lee and former guitarist Ben Moody. ... John Charles LeCompt (born March 10, 1973 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an American musician who has been part of the Little Rock heavy metal music scene since the mid-90s. ... Evanescence is a Grammy Award-winning American alternative rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1998 by singer Amy Lee and former guitarist Ben Moody. ...

Music

  • Ne-Yo was born in Camden, Arkansas, even though he was not raised there.
  • Evanescence and Ho-Hum have their roots in Little Rock.
  • Richard B. Boone (February 24, 1930 – February 8, 1999) was an American jazz musician and scat singer.
  • Art Porter, Sr., (February 8, 1934 - February 8, 1993) was an American jazz pianist. He was the father of jazz saxophonist Art Porter, Jr.
  • Art Porter, Jr., (August 3, 1961 - November 23, 1996), was an American jazz saxophonist. He was the son of jazz musician Art Porter, Sr.
  • Green Day's close friend and backup guitarist (particularly for the American Idiot tour), Jason White is from Little Rock.
  • Jason Truby, ex-guitarist for the band P.O.D., is from Little Rock. Truby was also in the band Living Sacrifice, also based in Little Rock.
  • Lil Rok Playaz is a hip hop group based out of Little Rock with hit singles "Mrs. Jones" and "Off Top". The group recently signed with Universal Records.
  • Fat Pat's Water Rats are a Successful Teen Alternative Music Band from the Little Rock Metropolitan Area. They wrote such tracks as "Turn Our Heads"

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Miscellaneous facts

Citizens of Little Rock are commonly referred to by the appellation, "Little Rockers."


The city of North Little Rock was once the 8th ward of Little Rock. An Arkansas Supreme Court decision on February 6, 1904, allowed the ward to merge with the neighboring town of North Little Rock. The merged town quickly renamed itself Argenta (the local name for the former 8th Ward), but returned to its original name in October 1917. North Little Rock is a city located in Pulaski County, Arkansas. ... The Arkansas Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Arkansas. ...


Federal Express was founded in 1971 by Frederick W. Smith in Little Rock, Arkansas, but moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1973 after Little Rock National Airport officials would not agree to provide facilities for the fledgling airline. The company is now known as FedEx Corporation. The Federal Express was a passenger train operated on the Poughkeepsie Bridge Route. ... Fred W. Smith (born August 11, 1944) is the founder of Federal Express, or FedEx, the first overnight express delivery company in the world, and the largest in the United States. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Little Rock National Airport (IATA: LIT, ICAO: KLIT), officially designated Adams Field, is located 2 miles (3 km) east of the central business district (CBD) of Little Rock, a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA. It is Arkansas largest commercial service airport, serving more than 2. ... FedEx (NYSE: FDX), properly FedEx Corporation, is a company that offers overnight courier, ground, heavy freight, document copying and logistics services. ...


Further reading

  • Greater Little Rock: a contemporary portrait, Letha Mills, 1990
  • The Atlas of Arkansas, Richard M. Smith 1989
  • Cities in the U.S.; The South, Fourth Edition, Volume 1, Linda Schmittroth, 2001
  • Redefining the Color Line: Black Activism in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1940-1970, John A. Kirk, 2002.
  • How We Lived: Little Rock as an America City, Frederick Hampton Roy, 1985

Sister cities

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Friendship cities

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See also

The Little Rock Metropolitan Area consists of six counties expanded from four in 2002. ... Arkansas has significant populations in seven metropolitan areas (MSAs) defined by the United States Census Bureau, some shared with a neighboring state. ... War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas during an Arkansas Razorback football game. ... T. H. Barton Coliseum is a 7,150-seat multi-purpose arena located within the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... Dickinson Hall University of Arkansas at Little Rock is the third largest university, by enrollment, in Arkansas. ... The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas. ... Little Rock Air Force Base is an United States Air Force facility located in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... Jack Stephens Center at UALR Jack Stephens Center is a 5,600-seat multi-purpose arena in Little Rock, Arkansas and was built in 2005. ... USS Little Rock (CG-4 — redesignated from original LIGHT CRUISER CL-92 (WW-II), and then later from LIGHT MISSLE CRUISER CLG-4) was laid down by Cramp Shipbuilding Co. ... Pulaski County is the name of several counties in the United States: Pulaski County, Arkansas Pulaski County, Georgia Pulaski County, Illinois Pulaski County, Indiana Pulaski County, Kentucky Pulaski County, Missouri Pulaski County, Virginia This is a disambiguation page &#8212; a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share... Little Rock National Airport (IATA: LIT, ICAO: KLIT), officially designated Adams Field, is located 2 miles (3 km) east of the central business district (CBD) of Little Rock, a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA. It is Arkansas largest commercial service airport, serving more than 2. ... The Little Rock School District is a school district in Little Rock, Arkansas. ... The Big Dam Bridge is the newest bridge to span the Arkansas River over the Murray Lock and Dam and is open only to pedestrian and bicycle traffic. ... The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is a museum in Little Rock, Arkansas that is dedicated to studying historic African American culture. ...

References

  1. ^ Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Arkansas (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (June 21, 2006). Retrieved on November 16, 2006.
  2. ^ U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Programs and Project Management (HTML). Pulaski County Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge Project Status. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Little Rock District - Programs and Project Management Division (August 22, 2006). Retrieved on December 2, 2006.
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Little Rock, Arkansas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3628 words)
The city of North Little Rock was once the 8th ward of Little Rock.
Little Rock is located on the south bank of the Arkansas River in Central Arkansas.
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock was founded in 1927 as Little Rock Junior College under the supervision of the city Board of Education.
North Little Rock, Arkansas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (613 words)
North Little Rock is a city located across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in Pulaski County, Arkansas.
As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 60,433, ranking it as the third most populous city in the state behind Little Rock and Fort Smith.
It is home to the Arkansas Twisters of the af2 arena football league and the Arkansas RimRockers of the NBA D-League (both of which play at ALLTEL Arena), and is the future home of the Arkansas Travelers minor league baseball team.
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