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Marianna is located in Lee County (of which it is the county seat) south of Forrest City in the St. Francis National Forest, between Felton and Scott Valley along Hwy 1 on the banks of the L'Anguille River. Also situated just southeast of where the St.Francis, L'Anguille and Mississippi River all meet.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 5,263, a decrease of 770 since 1990.

Marianna was named for the daughter of John Harland in 1870, who provided the initial property for the establishment of the town.

Manufacturing & agriculture are the communities main economic staple.

Deer, wild turkey, squirrel, rabbit, quail, duck, and dove are some of the abundant game species found throughout the surrounding area. Fishing opportunities for largemouth bass, crappie, bream, bluegill, catfish and other game fish are available countywide. Bear Creek Lake (640 acres) and Storm Creek Lake (425 acres) on the St. Francis National Forest are two of Arkansas' best kept secret fishing holes.

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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.