|Last updated: May 25, 2013|
Welcome To Osceola Arkansas
From the beginning, America has been a land of diversity, the melting pot, harboring citizens with a wide range of nationalities, religions and political beliefs. But what made the country so strong and what sustained from generation to generation were the common fundamental beliefs that hard work will be rewarded and that people can effectively govern themselves. These philosophies are alive in Osceola, Arkansas -- a city with history, a city with character, a city at the center of American values.
Established in 1837 on the Mississippi River, Osceola was originally named Plum Point, and that is how it is referred to in the writings of Mark Twain. It was the first and is now one of two county seats in Mississippi County. Today, Osceola has an active population of over 9,000 with about 60,000 people living in Mississippi County. Osceola was the first city in Northeast Arkansas to earn the ACE (Arkansas Community of Excellence) designation. ACE certification is based primarily on a community's liveability and competitive position for new jobs and investments.
Road, rail, water and air transportation all converge in Mississippi County for your convenience.
Osceola is located in Mississippi County, the easternmost county in Arkansas. It is 16 miles south of Blytheville, AR, the other county seat of Mississippi County. Osceola is located along Interstate I-55, and is 172 miles northeast of Little Rock, AR. It is approximately 50 miles north of Interstate I-40 and Memphis, Tennessee, the distribution capital of North America. Eight miles to the east is the Mississippi River, complete with a rail barge terminal. Osceola is 50 miles north of Memphis along the Mississippi River.
The Arkansas Aeroplex is located in Mississippi County, and it possesses one of the longest runways in North America at 11,600 feet with an all-weather instrument capability.
Welcome to Osceola, Arkansas.