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De Witt City

De Witt City Hall is located at 1641 South Whitehead Drive, De Witt, AR 72042; phone: 870-946-1449.

The name of the city, established in 1861, was determined by a drawing from a hat of 3 different submitted names. Adam McCool, an admirer of New York Governor DeWitt Clinton, submitted the name.

De Witt as described in 1941 [1]

De Witt, second town of Arkansas County, has 3 rice mills and several cotton gins. It is a shipping point for timber and livestock. In the Arkansas County Courthouse (a 3-story, cream-colored brick structure erected in 1932) are found the State's oldest records, inherited by De Witt when the county seat was moved from Arkansas Post in 1855.

  1. Works Progress Administration, Federal Works Agency, Arkansas Writers' Project, Arkansas: A Guide to the State, American Guide Series, Arkansas State Planning Board, 1941.
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