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Paragould is located in Greene County (of which it is the county seat) northeast of Jonesboro between Marmaduke and Brookland along Hwy 49 near the St. Francis River and the Missouri boarder. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 21,971, an increase of 3,431 since 1990.

Settled in the rolling foothills of Crowley's Ridge, this community has an abundance of outdoor recreation to offer. Paragould was incorporated in 1883.


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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.
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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.