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Welcome to Texarkana ...

The city of Texarkana is located in Miller County<1> and is the County Seat for Miller County.

When the people of Texarkana refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Texarkanian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Texarkana has a population of 29,657 people<3> (see below for details).

Texarkana was founded in 1873.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Texarkana: The name Texarkana is a portmanteau<4> and it reflects the fact that the city straddles the Texas and Arkansas border and lies just north of the border of Louisiana.

The community of Texarkana is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<5>.

Time Zone: Texarkana lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Texarkana: (870)

The ZIP code for Texarkana: 71854<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Texarkana had an population of 29,657 people. This is a decrease of 0.88% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 12.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Texarkana had a population of 29,919 people (or 68.84% of the total population of Miller County). This makes Texarkana the county's most populous community.

The population of Texarkana represents 1.03% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 13th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 29,919 people, the population of Texarkana increased 13.12% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,448 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Texarkana.

Adding Texarkana to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Texarkana in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Texarkana elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Texarkana on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Texarkana ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Texarkana - it's located in Texas.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Texarkana.

Communities near Texarkana ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Texarkana.

  • Ashdown [Little River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashdown
    • Ashdown [Little River County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Texarkana
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,400 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashdown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashdown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashdown<9>
  • Hooks [Bowie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooks
    • Hooks [Bowie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the west of Texarkana
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,712 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hooks have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hooks<9>
  • Redwater [Bowie County]
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    • Redwater [Bowie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southwest of Texarkana
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,101 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwater have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redwater<9>
  • Maud [Bowie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maud
    • Maud [Bowie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Texarkana
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,042 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maud
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maud<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Red Lick [Bowie County]
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      • Red Lick [Bowie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<7> to the west of Texarkana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,010 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lick
    • Fouke [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fouke
      • Fouke [Miller County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Texarkana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 878 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fouke have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fouke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fouke<9>
    • Leary [Bowie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leary
      • Leary [Bowie County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Texarkana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 502 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leary have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leary
    • Garland [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
      • Garland [Miller County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Texarkana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 236 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
    • Fulton [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Hempstead County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the northeast of Texarkana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Ogden [Little River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogden
      • Ogden [Little River County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Texarkana
      • Estimated population in 2019: 155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ogden have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Texarkana. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Texarkana.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Texarkana. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Texarkana.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Texarkana. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Texarkana.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Texarkana ...

Looking for more information about Texarkana? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Texarkana, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Texarkana.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Arkansas

About Miller County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Texarkana. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Miller, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Texarkana refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Texarkana may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Texarkana.
<4>A portmanteau (such as Texarkana) is the combination or contraction of two (or more) words, their sound and the meaning of those words to create a new word. For example, camera and recorder becomes camcorder.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Texarkana - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Texarkana). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Texarkana or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Texarkana) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Texarkana. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Texarkana

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Texarkana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4455, Longitude: -94.0295    
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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