Wynne is located in Cross County
(of which it is the county seat) south of Jonesboro
, between Whitehall
and Forrest City
along Hwy 1, near the L'Anguille River and west of the Tennessee boarder.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 8,618, an increase of 431 since 1990.
Wynne, Arkansas was named for Captain Jesse Watkins Wynne. He was the son of Colonel Robert E. and Sarah Watkins Wynne. On May 28, 1888 the word junction was dropped and the new town was incorporated as Wynne.
Hunting and fishing are favorite pastimes, with excellent habitat for duck, geese, deer, squirrel, turkey, dove, quail and rabbit in the area. A shooting resort for quail hunters is located on Crowley's Ridge near Wynne. Two rivers and many small lakes and ponds in the county provide outstanding fishing for bass, crappie and catfish. Major fishing and boating lakes and major Ozark resorts are within easy driving distance. Shopping & antiquing are also a popular pastime for the Wynne area.