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Jonesboro is located in Craighead County (of which it is the county seat) west of Blytheville between West Memphis and Walnut Ridge along US Hwy 63. Jonesboro is part of the Jonesboro, Arkansas metro area.

Jonesboro was first incorporated shortly after it was founded and Aden Lynch was elected the first Mayor in 1882.

Manufacturing is the main economic staple for Jonesboro, while the Joe Christian Inc. is the main agricultural asset to the community. Christian farms 2,400 acres while producing rice, soybeans and wheat. This company also plants 50 acres of wildlife food plots and floods 700 acres for winter duck habitat.

Popular attractions in Jonesboro include: The Forum (beautifully restored civic auditorium), Convocation Center, The Fowler Performing Arts Center, ASU Fine Arts Center Gallery and the Arkansas State University Museum.

Johnny Cash Music Festival |
Arkansas Counties Craighead County |
Education Delta Technical Institute | Regional Medical Center Of NE Arkansas | St Bernards Regional Medical Center |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Jonesboro Best Western | Arkansas State University Museum |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Sue MacDonald REALTOR |
Sports and Sporting Events Grisham's Waterfowl Art |

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11/28 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.