Morrilton is located in Conway County (of which it is the county seat) northwest of Little Rock, between Conway and Russellville in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains along Hwy 64, on the banks of the Arkansas River near Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 6,540, a decrease of 11 since 1990.
The economy of Morrilton and is diversified, with industry, tourism, retail, and agriculture. Downtown provides an interesting exhibit of the old and the new, with a walking tour of the historic district's homes and commercial buildings. An 1895 railroad depot serves as a museum and a monument to the establishment of the town as it grew and prospered. Outdoor fun is abundant, with Ozark National Forest to the north and Ouachita National Forest to the south. Both forests border Conway County. The Arkansas River borders the south edge of town, separating Morrilton and the many delights of beautiful Petit Jean Mountain with its state park, lodge, restaurant, lake, campgrounds and an automobile museum.
Arkansas State Parks Petit Jean State Park |
History Rialto Theatre |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Tanyard Springs |
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07/02 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.
National Poultry Festival Rogers AR June14-15 In addition to a music concert, the weekend events includes a golf tournament, fishing tournament, skeet shoot, horseshoe tournament, ladies luncheon, motorcycle rally, kids’ activities, ice cream socials, a barbecue cooking contest, and a barbecue fair where delicious food can be sampled.
Johnson County Peach Festival Clarksville AR July25-28 Johnson County Peach Festival is the oldest festival in the State. Concessionaires bring their wares from good ol' home cookin' to handmade arts and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment and don't miss the Peach Cobbler Bake-Off and Jam/Jelly Contest.
Hope Watermelon Festival Hope AR August9-11 Watermelon Olympics, melon judging and auction, watermelon eating contest, seed spitting contest, melon toss, antique engine show, entertainment and SW Arkansas' largest arts and crafts show.