About: Jacksonville, Arkansas
Jacksonville is a suburb 15 miles northeast of Little Rock and was named for Mr. Nicholas Jackson. He donated land to the Cairo & Fulton Railroad for a railroad right-of-way in 1870. A community formed around the railroad depot eventually forming the town of Jacksonville which was incorporated in 1941. The Battle of Reed's Bridge Marker is found in Jacksonville. It memorializes Confederate troops who prevented Union troops from moving toward Little Rock during the Civil War. Unique to Jacksonville are the Museum of Military History and the Guitar Museum.
Local Newspapers: Jacksonville Patriot, Leader
Local Sports Teams: Arkansas Travelers (minor league baseball)
Local Colleges: Arkansas State University