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Living In Nashville

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the Midst   of   the rolling hills and creeks of southwest Arkansas,
you'll find the City of Nashville.  Nashville is a quaint, rural area
comprised of 4,878 proud caring citizens where "SHARING THE HOMETOWN
FEELING" is much more than words - it's a way of life.  Located in the
foothills of the Ouachita Mountains, in the region called the
"Timberlands", you'll find peace, serenity, and people ready to welcome
you and always lend a helping hand for those in need.




      The City of Nashville owns and operates the water and sewer system.

ELECTRICITY:  AEP/ Southwest Electric Power and REA/Southwest Arkansas Electric

TELEPHONE:  Southwestern Bell Telephone, AT & T, Verizon

GAS:  Centerpoint Reliant Energy (ARKLA)




There are two U.S. Highways, 278 and 371, and two State Highways, 26 and 27 in Howard County.  Nashville is 30 miles from I-30 at Hope.




     The nearest navigable waterway is 74 miles away at Camden.  The Port of Camden on the Ouachita River connects with the Mississippi River.  A barge rail terminal, public dock, warehouse and material handling services are available.




      Howard County Airport in Nashville
has a runway length of 3,660 feet with a paved surface, lighted and
high intensity approach.  There are no commercial air carriers in Howard County.  Texarkana Regional Airport is 42 miles from Nashville and is the closest commercial airport.



     The Union Pacific Railroad and Kansas City Southern are the mainlines for Howard County.


     There are nine (9) motor freight carriers that service the Howard County region.




Companies having 100 employees or more:

     Company                               Product or Service                    Employees

     Tyson Foods                             Food/Products                          1900

     Husqvarna                                 Manufacturing                            1518

     Mission Industries                      Manufacturing                           250

     Pilgrim's Pride                            Feed Mill/Hatchery                      150

     Wal-Mart                                  Retail Sales                                225




125 acre park consists of nine (9) ball fields, Two tennis courts, Two
soccer fields, a skate park, a volleyball court, walking trails, picnic
areas, playgrounds, three pavilion's, half-acre pond, RV hookups and an
amphitheater.  Dinosaur tracks taken from an archaeological dig near the
city are on display within the park.  The Park is a center of activity
beginning in early spring until the end of each year.  The City Park
sponsors many family-oriented festivals and activities including the
annual 4th of July event which features musical artists and a huge
fireworks display.



Nashville Fire Department was founded in 1924.  Rated ISO-5, this
department proudly protects close to 5,000 people living in a 6.5 square
mile area, serving 1607 residential building and 346 commercial






spirit of volunteerism is felt throughout the community.  Volunteers
can be found serving at the Hospital, the Fire Department, or any of the
following organizations:  Howard County Sheriff's Reserves, Howard
County Department of Emergency Preparedness, the Red Cross, the
Salvation Army, Howard County Literacy Council, the Elberta Arts
Council, the local Television Stations, many Church organizations, and
many others.  The citizens of Nashville and Howard County work together to form a safe, protected, family-oriented environment for all citizens.



     Nashville offers a wide variety of church denominations.  Our
churches provide the opportunities to worship plus many of the social
activities enjoyed by everyone are church sponsored or related.  You will find the following demoninations represented within our City:

Assembly of God              Baptist              Christian

Church of Christ               Jehovah'sWitness                    Methodist

             Non-Demoninational                  Catholic




Art exhibits are on display several times a year and open to the public.  School tours are encouraged.  Art
classes and workshops (conducted by local and nationally known artists)
are held on a regular basis and are open to the public.  The Elberta Jamboree is held the last Saturday of each month – featuring country, rock, and other varieties of music.  

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