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Russellville is located in Pope County (of which it is the county seat) east of Fort Smith, between Clarksville and Morrilton along Hwy 64 on the banks of the Arkansas River, near the Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge. Also situated between the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains.

The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 25,340, an increase of 4,080 since 1990.

The City of Russellville was founded in 1834 by P.C.Holledger and named after an English doctor, Thomas Russell in 1842.

Russellville is surrounded by forest-covered mountains, rivers, streams and Lake Dardanelle. Some other popular attractions in the area include: Arkansas Tech University, Arkansas River Valley Arts Center Arkansas River Visitor Center, Arkansas Wine Country Bona Dea Trails & Sanctuary, Collectors Gallery, Confederate Mothers Memorial Park Emporium Antiques & Jewelry, Lake Dardanelle State Park, Museum of Prehistory & History and the National Scenic 7 Byway.

Super 8 Motel - Russellville |
Education Arkansas Technical University |
Science Ozark National Forest |
Shopping Jimmy Lile Custom Knives |
Wildlife Viewing Bona Dea Trails and Sanctuary |

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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.
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.
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.