Pocahontas is located in Randolph County (of which it is the county seat) north of Jonesboro between Walnut Ridge and Corning along Hwy 67 on the banks of the Black River near the Missouri boarder in the Ozark Mountains.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 6,549, an increase of 398 since 1990.
The city of Pocahontas was named for the famous indian princess.
Local attractions include: Living Farm Museum, Old Davidsonville State Park, The Imperial Dinner Theatre & Studio Players and the Wilderness Valley Ranch.
The industrial base of this community is diversified with products such as shoes, large truck trailers, technical components for communications, picture frames, golf bags and luggage, tool boxes, wood products and much more.