|City of Little Rock|
Location in Pulaski County, Arkansas
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Little Rock is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Arkansas and the county seat of Pulaski County. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International A city is an Urban area with a large Population and a particular Administrative, Legal, or Historical status A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large Metropolis and its adjacent zone of influence or of more than one closely adjoining neighboring central The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving Areas using UTC−6 Single zone countries Belize Costa Rica El Salvador Guatemala Daylight saving time ( DST The Central Time Zone observes Standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time ( UTC−6) and five hours during Daylight saving UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 501 is a telephone Area code in Arkansas. It originally covered all of the state of Arkansas Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Arkansas ( is a state located in the southern region of the United States. A county seat is a term for an Administrative center for a County, primarily used in the United States. Pulaski County is the largest county by population in the US state of Arkansas with a population of 361474 at the 2000 United States Census The city's population was estimated at 184,422 in 2005 estimates.  Little Rock, North Little Rock and Conway are co-principal cities of the six-county Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area, an area with a population of 666,401 people, according to 2007 census estimates. Little Rock is the Capital and the most populous city of the U North Little Rock is a city in the central part of the US state of Arkansas across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in Pulaski County Conway is the County seat of Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. The MSA is in turn included in the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff Combined Statistical Area, which had a population of 841,325 in the 2007 census estimates. The Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff Combined Statistical Area is made up of ten counties in central Arkansas.
Located near the geographic center of Arkansas, Little Rock derives its name from a small rock formation on the south bank of the Arkansas River called La Petite Roche (the "little rock"). The Arkansas River is a major Tributary of the Mississippi River. The "little rock" was used by early river traffic as a landmark and became a well-known river crossing.
Many artifacts have been found that suggest Native Americans inhabited Central Arkansas thousands of years before European settlers arrived. These original inhabitants may have included the Folsom people, Bluff Dwellers, Mound Builders, Caddo, Quapaw, Osage, Choctaw and Cherokee. The Folsom Complex is a name given by Archaeologists to a specific Paleo-Indian Archaeological culture that occupied much of central North America Mound Builder is a general term referring to the American Indians who constructed various styles of earthen Mounds for burial residential and ceremonial purposes The Caddo are a nation or group of tribes of Southeastern Native Americans who in the 16th century inhabited much of what is now East Texas, western The Quapaw people are a tribe of Native Americans who historically resided on the west side of the Mississippi River in what is now the state of Arkansas The Choctaw are a Native American people originally from the Southeastern United States ( Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana) The Cherokee (ᎠᏂᏴᏫᏯ a-ni-yv-wi-ya, in the Cherokee language) are a people native to North America, who at the time of European contact Arkansas was first explored by Europeans in 1541 when Hernando de Soto of Spain traveled through the area. Hernando de Soto ( Jerez de los Caballeros, Badajoz, Spain, c Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula.
Little Rock was actually named for a little rock. Early travelers used a stone outcropping on the bank of the Arkansas River as a landmark. The Arkansas River is a major Tributary of the Mississippi River. "La Petite Roche" (French for "The Little Rock"), so named in 1722 by French explorer Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe, marked the transition from the flat Mississippi Delta region to the Ouachita Mountain foothills. Bernard de la Harpe or rather Jean-Baptiste Bénard de la Harpe (1683 in Saint-Malo - September 26 1765) is a French explorer who is credited with The Mississippi Delta is the distinct northwest section of the state of Mississippi that lies between the Mississippi and Yazoo Rivers Technically The Ouachita Mountains are a mountain range located in west central Arkansas and southeastern Oklahoma. Travelers would refer to the area as "the Little Rock" and the name stuck.
Little Rock is located at (34. 736009, -92. 331122).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 116. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 8 square miles (302. 5 km²), of which, 116. 2 square miles (301. 0 km²) of it is land and 0. 6 square miles (1. 6 km²) of it (0. 52%) is water.
Little Rock is located on the south bank of the Arkansas River in Central Arkansas. The Arkansas River is a major Tributary of the Mississippi River. Fourche Creek and Rock Creek run through the city and flow into the river. The western part of the city is located in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. The Ouachita Mountains are a mountain range located in west central Arkansas and southeastern Oklahoma. Just northwest of the city limits is Pinnacle Mountain and Lake Maumelle, which provides Little Rock's drinking water. The city of North Little Rock is located just across the river from Little Rock, but it is a separate city. North Little Rock is a city in the central part of the US state of Arkansas across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in Pulaski County
The city operated under a city manager form of government until 2007 when voters voted to convert to a strong-mayor form of government, making the mayor's position a full-time position with veto power, though the city also retains the city manager position. The city employs over 2500 individuals in 14 different departments including the Police department, the Fire department, Parks and Recreation and the Zoo.
Most Pulaski County government offices are located in the city of Little Rock and include among others the Quorum, Circuit, District, Juvenile Courts and the Assessor, County Judge, County Attorney and Public Defenders offices.
The U. S. Federal District Court (Eastern District) of the St. Louis 8th District and also the Circuit Federal Court of Appeals are located in Little Rock.
Little Rock lies in the Humid subtropical climate zone, with hot, humid summers and cool to chilly winters. Humid subtropical climate ( Köppen Cfa or Cwa) is a climate zone characterized by hot humid summers and chilly to mild winters
As of the 2000 census, there were 183,133 people, 77,352 households, and 46,488 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 1,576. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 0 people per square mile (608. 5/km²). There were 84,793 housing units at an average density of 729. 7/sq mi (281. 7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 55. 1% White, 40. 4% Black, 0. 3% Native American, 1. 7% Asian, 0. 03% Pacific Islander, 1. 28% from other races, and 1. 28% from two or more races. 2. 7% of the population is Hispanic or Latino.
There were 77,352 households, out of which 28. 6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40. 5% were married couples living together, 16. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39. 9% were non-families. 33. 8% of all households were made up of individuals and 9. 1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 30 and the average family size was 2. 98.
In the city the population was spread out with 24. 7% under the age of 18, 10. 0% from 18 to 24, 31. 7% from 25 to 44, 22. 0% from 45 to 64, and 11. 6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 89. 2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,572, and the median income for a family was $47,446. Males had a median income of $35,689 versus $26,802 for females. The per capita income for the city was $23,209. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country 14. 3% of the population is below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20. 9% of those under the age of 18 and 9. 0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.
The 2007 U. S. Census population estimate for the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway was 666,401. Table of United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas|Table of United States Core Based Statistical AreasIn the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB has produced The MSA includes the following counties: Pulaski, Faulkner, Grant, Lonoke, Perry, and Saline. Pulaski County is the largest county by population in the US state of Arkansas with a population of 361474 at the 2000 United States Census Faulkner County is a US county located in the US state of Arkansas. Grant County is a US county in the US state of Arkansas. Its population was 16464 at the 2000 United States Census. Lonoke County is a US county located in the US state of Arkansas. Perry County is a US county located in the US state of Arkansas. Saline County is a US county located in the US state of Arkansas. The largest cities include Little Rock, North Little Rock, Conway, Jacksonville, Benton, Sherwood, Cabot, Maumelle, and Bryant. Little Rock is the Capital and the most populous city of the U North Little Rock is a city in the central part of the US state of Arkansas across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in Pulaski County Conway is the County seat of Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. Jacksonville is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States and a suburb of Little Rock. Benton is a city in and the County seat of Saline County, Arkansas, United States. Sherwood is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, and a suburb of Little Rock. Cabot is the largest city in Lonoke County, Arkansas, United States. Maumelle is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States and a suburb of Little Rock. Bryant is a city in Saline County, Arkansas, United States. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates the population of the city was 13185
The 2007 U. S. Census population estimate for the Combined Statistical Area (CSA) of Little Rock-North Little Rock-Pine Bluff was 841,326. Table of United States Combined Statistical AreasThe United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB defines micropolitan and metropolitan statistical areas.
Major corporations headquartered in Little Rock include Alltel, Dillard's Department Stores, Windstream Communications and Acxiom. Alltel Corporation is the fifth largest Wireless Telecommunications company in the United States with 13 This article is about a Department store chain For The Dillards a Progressive bluegrass band see The Dillards. Windstream Corporation ( is the new name of Valor Telecom It took the Windstream name upon the spinoff of Alltel 's wireline (local telephone division and the division's simultaneous Acxiom is a global interactive marketing services company that uses consumer data analytics Information technology, data integration and consulting solutions to help
Additional large companies headquartered in Little Rock include Metropolitan National Bank, Rose Law Firm, Nuvell Financial Services, Central Flying Service and Stephens Inc. Rose Law Firm is headquartered in Little Rock Arkansas. It is the oldest Law firm west of the Mississippi River and the third oldest in the United Nuvell Financial Services is a finance company specializing in the purchase of third-party special finance contracts from General Motors auto dealerships
Large companies headquartered in other cities but with a large presence in Little Rock include Dassault Falcon Jet and Raytheon Aircraft Company near Little Rock National Airport in the eastern part of the city, and Fidelity National Information Services in northwestern Little Rock. Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is the name of a holding company formed by Onex Corporation and Goldman Sachs to acquire the aircraft manufacturing assets of Raytheon Fidelity National Information Services Inc ( also known as FNIS or FIS, is a publicly traded corporation that provides core processing for financial institutions
Non-profit organizations include Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, Heifer International, Lions World Services for the Blind, William J. Clinton Foundation, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Audubon Arkansas, The Nature Conservancy, and Winrock International. A non-profit organization ( abbreviated "NPO" also "not-for-profit" is a legally constituted Organization whose objective is to support or engage ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, is a community-based organization that advocates for low- and moderate-income families by working Heifer International is a nonprofit charitable organization based in Little Rock Arkansas, dedicated to relieving global hunger and poverty
Associations include the American Taekwondo Association, Arkansas Hospital Association, and the Quapaw Quarter Association. A voluntary association or union (also sometimes called a voluntary organization, unincorporated association, or just an association) is a group The American Taekwondo Association (ATA was founded in 1969 in Omaha Nebraska by Haeng Ung Lee of South Korea. The Quapaw Quarter of Little Rock Arkansas is a section of the city including its oldest and most historic business and residential neighborhoods
Major employers throughout Little Rock include Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Entergy, Raytheon, The Sharper Image, Siemens, AT&T Mobility, Kroger, Affiliated Foods Southwest and Timex. Blue Cross redirects here For other uses see Blue Cross (disambiguation The Blue Cross Blue Shield Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power productions and retail distribution operations Raytheon Company ( is a major American Defense contractor and industrial corporation with core Manufacturing concentrations in Defense systems The Sharper Image Corporation ( founded by Richard Thalheimer, was an American retailer that specialized in high-end electronics and gifts AT&T Mobility LLC (usually branded AT&T, and formerly named Cingular Wireless LLC) is the wholly owned wireless subsidiary of AT&T Inc The Kroger Co ( is an American Retail Supermarket chain and Parent company, founded by Bernard Henry Kroger in 1883 in Cincinnati
One of the largest public employers in the state with over 9,400 employees, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and its affiliates — Arkansas Children's Hospital and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System — have a total economic impact in Arkansas of about $4. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS is part of the University of Arkansas System, a state-run University in the U Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH is the only Pediatric medical center in Arkansas and the sixth largest in the United States, serving children from 1 billion per year. UAMS receives less than 11% of its funding from the state. Its operation is funded by payments for clinical services (64%), grants and contracts (18%), philanthropy and other (5%), and tuition and fees (2%).
The Little Rock port is an intermodal river port with a large industrial business complex. It is designated as Foreign Trade Zone 14. A free port ( porto franco) or free zone (US Foreign-Trade Zone is a port or area with relaxed jurisdiction with respect to the country of location International corporations such as Danish manufacturer LM Glasfiber have established new facilities adjacent to the port in recent years. The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe LM Glasfiber is the world’s leading manufacturer of Wind turbine blades
Little Rock was named 22nd out of 361 metropolitan areas as best places for business in 2005 by Forbes Magazine. Forbes is an American Publishing and media company Its flagship publication Forbes magazine is published bi-weekly
Moody's Investor Services ranks Little Rock as the second most diverse economy in the nation.
Along with Louisville and Memphis, Little Rock houses one of three branches of the St. Memphis is a City in the southwest corner of Tennessee, and the County seat of Shelby County. Louis Federal Reserve district.
In addition, early in the 20th Century, Little Rock was home to brass era automobile maker Climber. The automotive Brass Era is the first period of automotive manufacturing named for the prominent Brass Fittings used during this time for such things as lights and In the flood of cars that appeared after World War I, the Climber Four-Forty was one that was short lived because the Little Rock Arkansas company only produced 
The Central Arkansas Library System includes the main building downtown and numerous branches throughout the city as well as branches in Sherwood, Maumelle and Jacksonville. The Pulaski County Law Library is located at the William H. Bowen School of Law
The city has two major universities that are part of the University of Arkansas System. The campuses of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences are located within Little Rock. University of Arkansas at Little Rock is the third largest University, The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS is part of the University of Arkansas System, a state-run University in the U
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock was founded in 1927 as Little Rock Junior College, under the supervision of the city Board of Education. The first semester open, there were eight instructors and about 100 students. The college is currently accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, a status it has kept since 1929. The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA, also referred to as North Central, is one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the Housed originally in public school buildings, the college moved in 1949 to its present location between University Ave and Fair Park Blvd, North of Asher Ave, on land donated by Raymond Rebsamen, a Little Rock businessman. The college was also the sole beneficiary of a continuing trust established by former Governor George W. Donaghey at the time. George Washington Donaghey ( 1 July 1856 - 15 December 1937) was the Democratic governor of the U In 1957, the institution began a four-year degree program, became independent and privately supported under a separate board of trustees, and took the name Little Rock University.
In September 1969, The Little Rock University merged into the University of Arkansas System, to create the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The University of Arkansas System comprises five main campuses within the state of Arkansas; a medical school two law schools a unique graduate school focused on public service The University of Arkansas System merger began a period of steady growth, which saw UALR go from about 3,500 students and 75 full-time faculty members in 1969 to about 10,000 students and over 400 full-time faculty members in the 1998 academic year. The University's expanded offerings now include 54 undergraduate major programs, an extensive schedule of night, weekend, and off-campus classes, and a wide range of community educational services. UALR began offering graduate and professional work in 1975. Besides the juris doctor offered at the William H. Bowen School of Law, UALR now has three doctoral programs and 29 graduate and professional programs, as well as joint programs with other campuses of the University of Arkansas System. Juris Doctor (abbreviated JD or JD, from the Latin, Teacher of Law) is a first professional graduate degree and Professional
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is part of the University of Arkansas System. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS is part of the University of Arkansas System, a state-run University in the U UAMS has about 2200 students in six academic units: the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Related Professions, and Public Health and the Graduate School. Medicine is the art and science of healing It encompasses a range of Health care practices evolved to maintain and restore Human Health by the Pharmacy (from the Greek φάρμακον 'pharmakon' = drug is the Health profession that links the Health sciences with the chemical sciences Nursing is a Profession focused on assisting individuals families, and communities in attaining maintaining and recovering optimal Health Public health is "the science and art of preventing disease prolonging life and promoting health through the organised efforts and informed choices of society organisations A graduate school or ("grad school" is a school that awards advanced degrees such as doctoral degrees with the general requirement that students must have earned UAMS also has more than 660 resident physicians completing their training at UAMS or at one of the seven Area Health Education Centers around the state. A physician, medical practitioner or medical doctor who practices Medicine, and is concerned with maintaining or restoring human Health UAMS combines the patient care resources of a state-of-the art hospital and outpatient center with the Arkansas Cancer Research Center, Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, and Jackson T. Stephens Spine and Neurosciences Institute. Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System are affiliates of UAMS.
The outreach efforts of UAMS include seven Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) in Fayetteville, Pine Bluff, El Dorado, Texarkana, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, and Helena, Arkansas. Fayetteville is a city in Washington County, Arkansas, United States, and is home to the University of Arkansas. Pine Bluff is the largest city and County seat of Jefferson County, Arkansas, United States. El Dorado ( Spanish for "the golden one") is a Legend that began with the story of a South American tribal chief who covered himself The Texarkana TX-Texarkana AR Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA as defined by the United States Office of Management and Budget, is a two-county region anchored by Helena is the eastern portion of Helena-West Helena Arkansas, a city in Phillips County Arkansas. ; networks of senior health centers and centers for young children with special health care needs; and interactive video education and medical consultation services to community hospitals around the state. UAMS is the state’s largest basic and applied research institution with internationally renowned programs in multiple myeloma, aging, and other areas.
Located in downtown is the specialized Clinton School of Public Service, a branch of the University of Arkansas System, which offers a masters degree in public service. The Clinton School of Public Service is a branch of the University of Arkansas System and is the newest of the presidential schools
The city is also home to two smaller, private historically black colleges, Philander Smith College and Arkansas Baptist College. Historically black colleges and universities ( HBCUs) are institutions of Higher education in the United States that were established before 1964 with the intention Philander Smith College is a private historically black college that is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Arkansas Baptist College (ABC is a private historically black Liberal arts college located in Little Rock Arkansas.
The public schools in Little Rock are operated by the Little Rock School District known by residents as LRSD. The Little Rock School District is a School district in Little Rock, Arkansas. Currently, the district includes 64 schools with more schools being built. As of the 2005-2006 school year, the district has enrollment of 26,524. It has 5 high schools, 8 middle schools, 31 elementary schools, 1 early childhood (pre-kndergarten) center, 2 alternative schools, 1 adult education center, 1 accelerated learning center, 1 career-techinal center, and about 3,800 employees. High schools in Little Rock include:
Lions World Services for the Blind is the most comprehensive rehabilitation center in the world for the blind and visually impaired. Catholic High School for Boys is a private Catholic high school located in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. Little Rock Christian Academy (LRCA is an independent coeducational College-preparatory Christian day school committed to "excellence in the pursuit of truth from a Christ-centered Mount St Mary Academy is a private, Roman Catholic, all-girls High school in Little Rock Arkansas. Pulaski Academy ( PA) is a private not-for-profit day care preschool elementary and junior/senior High school Founded in 1947, the goal of the center is to enable the individual to become independent in society.
Hospitals in Little Rock include:
Some notable shopping locations in the city of Little Rock are:
Cantrell Road/Highway 10
Shackleford Road/Interstate 430
Retailers in Little Rock include Dillard's, J. C. Penney, Sears, Belk, Wal-Mart, Kmart, Target, and Kohl's. Park Plaza is an Upscale shopping center located in Midtown Little Rock Arkansas. This article is about a Department store chain For The Dillards a Progressive bluegrass band see The Dillards. J C Penney Company Inc ( most commonly known today by the name JCPenney or simply Penneys) is a mid-range chain of American Department stores Sears Roebuck and Company, commonly known as Sears, is an American mid-range chain of International Department stores founded by Richard Wal-Mart Stores Inc (or Walmart as written in its new logo is an American public corporation that runs a chain of large discount department stores Kmart (sometimes spelled as " K-Mart " is a chain of department stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U Target Corporation ( is an American Retailing company that was founded in Minneapolis Minnesota in 1902 Kohl's Corporation ( is an American Department store chain headquartered in Menomonee Falls Wisconsin, a suburb of Milwaukee. Additionally, several smaller and niche retailers can be found throughout the city, with corporations such as Gap Inc., Talbots, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and Chico's each operating more than one company store concept in Little Rock. The Gap Incorporated ( is an American clothing and accessories retailer based in San Francisco California, and founded in 1969 by Donald Fisher Operating under the brands Talbots and J Jill The Talbots Inc Abercrombie & Fitch ('æbɝkrɒmbiː ænd 'fɪtʃ ( (A&F is an American clothing Retailer. Chico's is a retail women's clothing chain founded in 1983 in Sanibel Island Florida.
Little Rock was home to the Arkansas Travelers. For other uses see Arkansas Traveler. The Arkansas Travelers, also known informally as The Travs, are a Minor League Baseball The Texas League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. The Arkansas Twisters are a professional Arena football team based in North Little Rock Arkansas. af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football League 's Minor league, which started play in 2000. Alltel Arena is an 18000-seat multi-purpose Arena in North Little Rock Arkansas, directly across the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock The Arkansas RimRockers were a NBA Development League minor league Basketball team based in Little Rock Arkansas. Alltel Arena is an 18000-seat multi-purpose Arena in North Little Rock Arkansas, directly across the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock The Arkansas RimRockers were a NBA Development League minor league Basketball team based in Little Rock Arkansas. The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Association 's officially sponsored and operated developmental Basketball organization Alltel Arena is an 18000-seat multi-purpose Arena in North Little Rock Arkansas, directly across the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock The Arkansas RiverBlades was a short-lived Minor-league Ice hockey team located in North Little Rock Arkansas. The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a Professional Ice hockey league based in Princeton New Jersey, with teams scattered Alltel Arena is an 18000-seat multi-purpose Arena in North Little Rock Arkansas, directly across the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock The Arkansas GlacierCats were a short-lived Minor-league hockey team located in Little Rock Arkansas. The Western Professional Hockey League (abbreviated WPHL) is a defunct mid-level professional Ice hockey league T H Barton Coliseum is a 7150-seat multi-purpose Arena located within the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock Arkansas. University of Arkansas at Little Rock is the third largest University, The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAA 's Division I since 1976. Jack Stephens Center is a 5600-seat multi-purpose Arena in Little Rock Arkansas and was built in 2005. University of Arkansas at Little Rock is the third largest University, The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The Sun Belt Conference is a college athletic conference that has been affiliated with the NCAA 's Division I since 1976. The North American Soccer League is sometimes mistakenly called the North American Football League NAFL redirects here for the Northern Irish soccer league They are the AA Professional Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the Texas League. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are a professional baseball team based in Anaheim, California. The Texas League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. The Travelers played their last game in Little Rock at Ray Winder Field on September 3, 2006, and moved into Dickey-Stephens Park in nearby North Little Rock in April 2007. Ray Winder Field is a Baseball park in Little Rock Arkansas. The ballpark was constructed during 1931, as a new home field for the Arkansas Travelers Events 36 BC - In the Battle of Naulochus, Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa, Admiral of Octavian, defeats Sextus Pompeius Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Dickey-Stephens Park is a new Stadium in North Little Rock Arkansas, USA. North Little Rock is a city in the central part of the US state of Arkansas across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in Pulaski County Little Rock is scheduled to be home to the Little Rock Rivercatz of the American Basketball Association for the 2007-2008 season. The Arkansas Rivercatz were a team of the American Basketball Association.
A Little Rock suburb is also home to the Arkansas Twisters of the af2 arena football league and the Arkansas RimRockers of the NBA Development League. af2 (short for arenafootball2) is the name of the Arena Football League 's Minor league, which started play in 2000. This article is about the sport of Arena Football See Arena Football (video game for the EA Sports Video game of the same name The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Association 's officially sponsored and operated developmental Basketball organization Both of these teams play at the Alltel Arena in North Little Rock. Alltel Arena is an 18000-seat multi-purpose Arena in North Little Rock Arkansas, directly across the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock
Little Rock is home to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Trojans. The majority of the schools athletic teams are housed in the new state-of-the-art Jack Stephens Center. Jack Stephens Center is a 5600-seat multi-purpose Arena in Little Rock Arkansas and was built in 2005. The Trojans play in the Sun Belt conference, where Arkansas State University is their chief rival. Arkansas State University (also known as ASU ASTATE or "stAte") is a public university and is the flagship campus of the Arkansas State University System
Little Rock's War Memorial Stadium plays host to at least two Arkansas Razorback games each year. War Memorial Stadium is a Stadium in Little Rock Arkansas. It is primarily used for football, and is the part-time home field of the University of The stadium is known for being in the middle of a golf course. Each fall, the city closes the golf course on football weekends for fans to tailgate. War Memorial also hosts the Arkansas High School football state championships, and starting in the fall of 2006 hosts one game apiece for the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The University of Central Arkansas is a state-run institution located in the city of Conway, the seat of Faulkner County, north of Little Rock and The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, commonly referred to as UAPB is a historically black university located in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Arkansas State University also plays at the stadium from time to time. Arkansas State University (also known as ASU ASTATE or "stAte") is a public university and is the flagship campus of the Arkansas State University System
Little Rock was a host of the First and Second Rounds of the 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 schools playing in a Single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of men's NCAA It has also been a host of the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament.
The now defunct Arkansas RiverBlades and Arkansas GlacierCats, both minor-league hockey teams, were located in the Little Rock area. The Arkansas RiverBlades was a short-lived Minor-league Ice hockey team located in North Little Rock Arkansas. The Arkansas GlacierCats were a short-lived Minor-league hockey team located in Little Rock Arkansas. Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North Ice hockey, often referred to simply as hockey, is a team Sport played on Ice. The GlacierCats of the now defunct Western Professional Hockey League (WPHL) played in Little Rock at Barton Coliseum while the RiverBlades of the ECHL played at the Alltel Arena. The Western Professional Hockey League (abbreviated WPHL) is a defunct mid-level professional Ice hockey league T H Barton Coliseum is a 7150-seat multi-purpose Arena located within the Arkansas State Fairgrounds in Little Rock Arkansas. The ECHL (formerly the East Coast Hockey League) is a Professional Ice hockey league based in Princeton New Jersey, with teams scattered Alltel Arena is an 18000-seat multi-purpose Arena in North Little Rock Arkansas, directly across the Arkansas River from downtown Little Rock
Hubert "Geese" Ausbie played basketball at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, where he earned All-Conference and All-American honors. Hubert Eugene "Geese" Ausbie (born 25 April 1938) is a retired professional Basketball player Philander Smith College is a private historically black college that is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. He later gained fame as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters. The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team that combines athleticism and Comedy.
John Kocinski, 250 cc and World Superbike motorcycle racing champion, is from Little Rock. John Kocinski (born March 20, 1968 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a retired Grand Prix Motorcycle road racer whose MotorCycle is the title of a 1993 album by Rock band Daniel Amos, released on BAI Records.
World Champion Middleweight Boxer Jermain Taylor and NBA players Derek Fisher and Joe Johnson were born and/or have roots in Little Rock. Boxing (sometimes also known as English boxing or pugilism) is a Combat sport in which two participants generally of similar weight, Jermain Taylor (born August 11, 1978 in Little Rock Arkansas) is a professional American boxer and former Undisputed Derek Lamar Fisher (born August 9 1974 is an American professional Basketball player with the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. Joe Marcus Johnson (born June 29 1981) is a National Basketball Association player currently a member of the Atlanta Hawks of the
A number of highways converge near Little Rock. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Before adding any more images to this * * page please do carefully consider * * whether they would be mere decoration * * or actually improve I-40 passes through North Little Rock to the north. Interstate 40 (I-40 is a major west-east Interstate highway in the United States North Little Rock is a city in the central part of the US state of Arkansas across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in Pulaski County US 70 parallels I-40 into North Little Rock before multiplexing with I-30 at the Broadway exit (Exit 141B). US Route 70 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2385 miles (3838 km from eastern North Carolina to east-central Arizona. US 67 and US 167 share the same route from the northeast before splitting. US Route 67 is a 1560 mile (2511 km long north-south U US Route 167 runs for 499 miles (803 km from Ash Flat Arkansas at U US 67 and US 70 multiplex with Interstate 30 to the southwest. US Route 67 is a 1560 mile (2511 km long north-south U US Route 70 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 2385 miles (3838 km from eastern North Carolina to east-central Arizona. US 167 multiplexes with US 65 and I-530 to the southeast. US Route 167 runs for 499 miles (803 km from Ash Flat Arkansas at U US Route 65 is a north-south United States highway in the southern and midwestern United States. Interstate 530 (abbreviated I-530) in Arkansas is a nearly 47 mile (76 km long spur route from Little Rock at the junction of Interstate 30 Other highways include I-430, I-440, I-530, and I-630. Interstate 430 (abbreviated I-430) in Arkansas is a nearly 13- Mile (20km long spur route connecting Interstate 40 near Maumelle Arkansas Interstate 440 (abbreviated I-440) in Arkansas is a 10-mile-(16-km-long partial loop connecting Interstate 40 with Interstate 30 and Interstate Interstate 530 (abbreviated I-530) in Arkansas is a nearly 47 mile (76 km long spur route from Little Rock at the junction of Interstate 30 Interstate 630 (abbreviated I-630) in Arkansas is an east-west connector within Little Rock. I-530 terminates in Little Rock after originating in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Interstate 530 (abbreviated I-530) in Arkansas is a nearly 47 mile (76 km long spur route from Little Rock at the junction of Interstate 30 Pine Bluff is the largest city and County seat of Jefferson County, Arkansas, United States.
Nine airlines serve 18 national/international gateway cities, e. g. St. Louis, Chicago, Dallas, Charlotte, etc. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. from Little Rock National Airport. Little Rock National Airport, officially designated Adams Field, is located 2 miles (3 km east of the Central business district of Little Rock, a In 2006 they carried approximately 2. 1 million passengers on approximately 150 daily flights to and from Little Rock.
Greyhound Lines serves Dallas, Memphis, Houston, and St. Greyhound Lines is an intercity Common carrier of passengers by Bus serving over 3700 destinations in the United States. Louis, as well as intermediate points, with numerous connections to other cities and towns. Jefferson Lines serves Fort Smith, Kansas City, and Oklahoma City, as well as intermediate points, with numerous connections to other cities and towns. Jefferson Lines and Jefferson Tours are operated by Jefferson Partners L These carriers operate out of the North Little Rock bus station.
Amtrak serves the city twice daily via the Texas Eagle, with northbound service to Chicago and southbound service to San Antonio, as well as numerous intermediate points. The Little Rock Amtrak station is a train station in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 The Texas Eagle is a 1306-mile (2102 km Passenger train route operated by Amtrak in the central and western United States. Chicago (ʃɪˈkɑːgoʊ is the largest City by population in the state of Illinois and the American Midwest of the United States. Through service to Los Angeles and intermediate points operates three times a week. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The train carries coaches, a sleeping car, a dining car, and a Sightseer Lounge car. Reservations are required.
Within the city, public bus service is provided by the Central Arkansas Transit Authority (CATA), with 16 regular daily routes and two express routes throughout the Little Rock area. Additional service includes four connecting routes originating in Little Rock serving North Little Rock daily excluding Sundays; morning and early evening Monday-Friday express routes to Maumelle and Jacksonville/Sherwood; special events shuttle buses; and paratransit service for disabled persons. Maumelle is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States and a suburb of Little Rock. Jacksonville is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States and a suburb of Little Rock. Sherwood is a city in Pulaski County, Arkansas, United States, and a suburb of Little Rock.
Since November 2004, downtown areas of Little Rock and North Little Rock have been additionally served by the River Rail Electric Streetcar system, also operated by CATA. The River Rail Streetcar is a Heritage streetcar system operating in Little Rock and North Little Rock is the U Most visitors to the city, however, rely on car rental or taxicab for their transportation needs.
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette is the largest newspaper in the city, as well as the state. As of March 31, 2006, Sunday circulation is 275,991 copies, while daily (Monday-Saturday) circulation is 180,662, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations. Events 307 - After divorcing his wife Minervina, Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of the retired Roman Emperor Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Audit Bureau of Circulations ( ABC) of North America is a not-for-profit circulation-auditing organization
Daily legal and real estate news is also provided Monday through Friday in the Daily Record. Entertainment and political coverage is provided weekly in Arkansas Times and monthly in the Little Rock Free Press. Business and economics news is published weekly in Arkansas Business
In addition to area newspapers, the Little Rock market is served by a variety of magazines covering diverse interests. The publications include:
All major television networks have local affiliates in Little Rock, in addition to numerous independent stations and cable by Comcast within the city proper. Comcast Corporation ( is the largest Cable television company the second largest Internet service provider and (according to the company the fourth largest telephone The suburbs have Comcast, Charter or other cable companies. Charter Communications is an American company providing Cable television, High-speed Internet, and telephone services to more than 5
Television stations in the Little Rock area include:
AM radio Stations in the Little Rock area include:
FM radio stations in the Little Rock area include:
See also: List of people from Little Rock
Citizens of Little Rock are commonly referred to by the appellation, "Little Rockers. Collin Raye (born Floyd Collin Wray, August 22, 1959 or 1960, in De Queen, Arkansas, USA Throughout the "Little Rock" is a single by American country music singer Collin Raye. " The city is referred to as "The Rock Town" or simply "The Rock" by its citizens.
The city of North Little Rock was once the 8th ward of Little Rock. North Little Rock is a city in the central part of the US state of Arkansas across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in Pulaski County An Arkansas Supreme Court decision on February 6, 1904, allowed the ward to merge with the neighboring town of North Little Rock. The Arkansas Supreme Court is the highest court in the US state of Arkansas. Events 46 BC - Julius Caesar defeats the combined army of Pompeian followers and Numidians under Metellus Scipio Year 1904 ( MCMIV) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting on The merged town quickly renamed itself Argenta (the local name for the former 8th Ward), but returned to its original name in October 1917. 
Federal Express was founded in 1971 by Frederick W. Smith in Little Rock, Arkansas, but moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1973 after Little Rock National Airport officials would not agree to provide facilities for the fledgling airline. FedEx Corporation ( is a Logistics services company based in the United States. Frederick Wallace Smith (born August 11 1944 in Marks, Mississippi) or Fred Smith, is the founder chairman president and CEO of FedEx, originally Memphis is a City in the southwest corner of Tennessee, and the County seat of Shelby County. Little Rock National Airport, officially designated Adams Field, is located 2 miles (3 km east of the Central business district of Little Rock, a The company is now known as FedEx Corporation. FedEx Corporation ( is a Logistics services company based in the United States.