Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff
a city in central Arkansas, on the Arkansas River. 56,576.

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 city, seat (1832) of Jefferson county, central Arkansas, U.S., about 40 miles (64 km) south-southeast of Little Rock. It is situated on high bluffs overlooking the Arkansas River. Settled in 1819 as a trading post by Joseph Bonne and known as Mount Marie, it was renamed in 1832 for its forest of giant pines. The city was the scene of an engagement (October 25, 1863) during the American Civil War when a Confederate force under General John S. Marmaduke was repulsed by a Union brigade under Colonel Powell Clayton, later a governor of and then U.S. senator from Arkansas.

      The city is an industrial, rail, and marketing centre and a river port. Poultry processing, cotton, paper, lumber, soybeans, and cattle are basic to its economy. The University of Arkansas (Arkansas, University of) at Pine Bluff was created (1972) from Arkansas Agricultural, Mechanical and Normal College (1873), and the city has a vocational technical school. Pine Bluff Arsenal, just to the north, includes facilities for testing and producing protective equipment for chemical and biological warfare. Pine Bluff is the home of the Arkansas Rail Museum and the Band Museum and is the site of the Southeast Arkansas District Fair and Championship Rodeo. Inc. town, 1839; city, 1846. Pop. (1990) city, 57,140; Pine Bluff MSA, 85,487; (2000) city, 55,085; Pine Bluff MSA, 84,278.

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