Brinkley is located in Monroe County southwest of Forrest City between Wheatley and Brasfield along US Hwy 70 on the banks of the Cache River near the Cache Bayou.
Between 1852 and 1869 the settlement was called Lick Skillet; when the day's work was done, the railroad construction crew, mostly all immigrants from neighboring towns, cooked their supper over an open fire and when the last skillet was licked, returned to their homes. The construction of the rail lines between Little Rock and Memphis brought the city of Brinkley into being.
A most popular feature of Brinkley is the Folsom Memorial Library.
Nearby, Lake Greenlee is a great place to hunt and fish.
Arkansas State Parks Louisiana Purchase State Park |
Sports and Sporting Events Paradise Wings Hunting Lodge |
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06/18 Coming to The area
Arkansas Scottish Festival Batesville AR April13-14 Located on the campus of Bates College, the festival kicks off with a celtic concert on Friday night and include bagpipe contests and highland dancing competitions.
Arkansas Literary Festival Little Rock AR April18-21 The tenth anniversary gathering with events on both sides of the river. Featuring well known authors Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana.
Riverfest Little Rock AR May24-26 Riverfest is a celebration of visual and performing arts that is held annually over Memorial Day weekend on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock.
Memphis Italian Festival Memphis TN May30-June1 A little taste of Italy, right here in Memphis.
National Championship Chuckwagon Races Clinton AR August31-September2 Chuckwagon Races, Snowy River Race, bronc fanning, music, concerts, camping, trail riding, western trade show, horse and mule clinics, seminars, and barn dances.
Arkansas Rice Festival Weiner AR October11-12 Observing the rich heritage of rice farming in Arkansas and celebrating harvest. See and old time rice threshing demonstration and the youth duck calling contest.