Prairie Grove, Arkansas

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Prairie Grove is a city in Washington County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,540 at the 2000 census. It is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located here is the Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. The park spans a large amount of land and contains a visitor center, museum, several monuments, a driving tour and a collection of period buildings and homes you can tour.



Prairie Grove was the site of the Battle of Prairie Grove during the American Civil War. Confederate forces under General Thomas C. Hindman attempted to prevent the juncture of two Federal forces under Generals James G. Blunt and Francis J. Herron. The result of the battle was a tactical stalemate which assured permanent Union control of northwest Arkansas. The battlefield is now a State Military Park. During Labor Day weekend in the fall, the park hosts the Clothesline Fair which is a typical southern style hometown celebration. Crafts vendors and artists from all over the nation descend on this southern town to display and sell their talents and wares.


Prairie Grove is located at 35°58′37″N 94°18′58″W / 35.97694°N 94.31611°W / 35.97694; -94.31611 (35.976919, -94.316167)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,540 people, 981 households, and 707 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,212.6 people per square mile (469.2/km²). There were 1,054 housing units at an average density of 503.2/sq mi (194.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.04% White, 0.51% Black or African American, 1.50% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 1.77% from two or more races. 2.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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