29 Facts About Fayetteville Arkansas


That original Fayetteville Arkansas was named for General Lafayette, a French general who helped the colonies gain independence in the American Revolutionary War.

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In 1822 Archibald Yell, the second Governor of Fayetteville Arkansas, built a house and called it "Waxhaw" after his home in North Carolina.

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Fayetteville Arkansas had struggled with a state banking crisis, resulting in the illegality of banking until 1868.

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In 1954, a few days after Charleston, Fayetteville was the second school district in the southern United States to implement school integration in response to Brown v Board of Education.

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Fayetteville Arkansas is the namesake of the Fayetteville Arkansas Shale, a geological formation which has recently become an epicenter for natural gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing.

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Fayetteville Arkansas is not bordered to its south, instead opening up to scenic country along the Boston Mountains Scenic Loop.

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Fayetteville Arkansas is entirely contained within Fayetteville Arkansas Township, as the township and city have identical boundaries.

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The University of Arkansas defines its own part of Fayetteville, with dozens of student apartments and restaurants located near campus.

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Fayetteville Arkansas has annexed six unincorporated communities within its current corporate limits.

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University of Fayetteville Arkansas has been changing into a research-centered university since the late-20th century.

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In 2016, the City of Fayetteville Arkansas announced its intention to become "The Startup City of the South" and work on further development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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The uplands of Arkansas, including the Fayetteville area, did not participate in large-scale plantation farming with slaves like the Arkansas Delta, instead electing to settle in small clusters, relying largely on subsistence agriculture and hunting rather than the settlement patterns common in the Midwest and Deep South.

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City derives a cultural identity from the University of Fayetteville Arkansas, exhibiting many trademarks of a college town such as a prominent arts and music scene, socially-progressive residents, an emphasis on supporting local businesses, and a community focus on environmental sustainability.

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Year after year, Fayetteville Arkansas is recognized as the best place to live and work within the Southeastern Conference.

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University of Arkansas is Fayetteville's biggest attraction, with influence in the social, economic and educational aspects of Fayetteville.

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Fayetteville Arkansas contains 40 listings on the National Register of Historic Places, the official federal list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation.

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Residential historic districts with historically and architecturally significant contributions to Fayetteville Arkansas include the Mount Nord Historic District, Washington-Willow Historic District, and Wilson Park Historic District.

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The National Wildlife Federation has listed many parks and trails in Fayetteville Arkansas as Certified Wildlife Habitats, which provide food, water, shelter, and a nurturing environment for young wildlife.

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Fayetteville Arkansas takes pride in its trail system, and has been named a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists since 2010.

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Trails in Fayetteville Arkansas are well-marked with signs along the route in addition to road crossings.

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Beyond city court, Fayetteville Arkansas is under the jurisdiction of the Fayetteville Arkansas Department of Washington County District Court.

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Sections of Fayetteville Arkansas are zoned to Farmington School District, Greenland School District, and Springdale School District; In 2006 the portion of Fayetteville Arkansas in the Springdale district was divided between the zones of Har-Ber and Springdale high schools.

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Fayetteville Arkansas is home of public charter school Haas Hall Academy, independent of all of the public school districts.

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Fayetteville Arkansas volleyball plays in Barnhill Arena in addition to the Razorbacks gymnastics team, on the campus of the University of Fayetteville Arkansas.

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Fayetteville Arkansas has hosted the Outdoor Track and Field Championships track facility at John McDonnell Field, named the "Top Outdoor Track and Field Facility of the Year" by the American Sports Builders Association in 2002.

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City of Fayetteville Arkansas owns and operates a large water system that provides services to several municipalities and unincorporated areas in the northern half of Washington County in addition to Fayetteville Arkansas residents.

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Fayetteville Arkansas owns its own wastewater operation, including a network of pipes and lift stations which convey wastewater to the city's two wastewater treatment plants.

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Fayetteville Arkansas maintains a biosolids management program, in which biosolids, a byproduct of wastewater treatment, are land applied to provide nutrients to soil on which crops are grown.

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Fayetteville Arkansas initiated a land application program on a farm site near the Noland plant that allowed the city to apply biosolids and subsequently grow and harvest hay.

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