Arkadelphia

Arkadelphia
/ahr'keuh del"fee euh/, n.
a city in central Arkansas. 10,005.

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      city, seat (1842) of Clark county, south-central Arkansas, U.S., about 29 miles (47 km) south of Hot Springs. It lies along the Ouachita River south of that river's confluence with the Caddo River, at the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. The site was settled in about 1811 by John Hemphill, operator of a nearby salt works. It was known as Blakelytown until 1838, when the settlement adopted its present name, a combination of the name Arkansas and of adelphia (Greek: “brother-place”). Incorporated in 1857, it became a city of the second class in 1874 and of the first class in 1962. The Confederate army maintained a supply depot and an ordnance works in Arkadelphia during the American Civil War.

      An agricultural and light-manufacturing economy prevails; boats, aluminum, clothing, and wood products are produced. Hydroelectric power is supplied by nearby DeGray Dam (which impounds DeGray Lake) on the Caddo. DeGray Lake Resort State Park is known for fishing and boating. Arkadelphia is the home of Henderson State University (1890) and Ouachita Baptist University (1886). A Festival of Two Rivers is held each April that includes canoe races and other activities. Pop. (1990) 10,014; (2000) 10,912.

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