Siloam Springs, Arkansas

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Siloam Springs is a city in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. According to 2005 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city was 13,990.[1] It is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Siloam Springs is home to John Brown University, a private, interdenominational, Christian liberal arts college.

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Geography

Siloam Springs is located at 36°11′0″N 94°32′22″W / 36.183333°N 94.53944°W / 36.183333; -94.53944 (36.183359, -94.539315)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.6 square miles (27.4 km²), all of it land.

The area is located in the region of the country where the southern plains meet the Ozark Mountains. The city sits on top of a plateau. Numerous dogwood trees grow across the landscape. Culturally the area is a made up of southern and midwestern cultures. Osage Indians were the first inhabitants of the area. Siloam Springs' first settlers were of German and Scots-Irish origin. Simon Sager is considered the initial founder of the first settlement known as Hico. A small creek, named after the founder, Sager Creek, flows through the downtown area. Siloam Springs is made up of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, and West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma. The latter is in the territory of the Cherokee Nation in Northeastern Oklahoma.

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