Since the City's incorporation in 1855, Magnolia has been the home to many amenities that contribute to the high quality of life our residents enjoy. Nestled among tall pine trees in the south central area of Arkansas, the City of Magnolia is the county seat of Columbia County.
We continually strive to update City common areas, entrances, sidewalks, and parks to beautify Magnolia and maintain the charming and historic atmosphere that so many call home. We are proud of our community and work hard to protect the quality of life that makes the City of Magnolia so great. Many of us grew up here and have stayed to raise our own children because this is more than just a town. It is a place to belong ... your place for life.
From its prime location at the intersection of US Highways 79, 82 and 371, the Magnolia, AR region offers significant transportation infrastructure advantages for both residents and businesses. Due to the ease of travel, surrounding residents have easy access to the area's amenities, including the arts, sporting events, entertainment, dining, and shopping along with numerous other medical and healthcare facilities.
The children of the Magnolia, AR region are assured a quality education. Located in the outstanding Magnolia Public School District, we are home to several exemplary Elementary, Primary and High Schools. Quality private schools are also located in Magnolia. Our residents can further their quality educational path at Southern Arkansas University located in the heart of Magnolia. Offering over 30 different degree options and numerous technical certifications, the University is sure to provide the training that is desired.
Magnolia School District
Emerson-Taylor-Bradley School District
Family Practice Clinic - Dr. John Alexander
The Family Practice Clinic
Southern Medical Group
Faith is part of the fiber of Magnolia, AR. In our community, there are churches of most major demoninations, making a place for everyone in Magnolia and Columbia County. Select a link below or call for more information about a particular church.
First Apostolic Church
First Presbyterian Church
First United Pentecostal Church
First United Methodist Church
Central Baptist Church
Area Agency on Aging
13th South CASA
American Cancer Society
**Veterans of Foreign Wars
Southern Arkansas Women's Network (SAWN)
**PEO Chapter CW
PEO Club AN
Office of Emergency Management
Magnolia Specialized Services
Magnolia Hospital Auxiliary
Junior Charity League
Delta Kappa Gamma
Columbia County Retired Teachers Association
Columbia County Medical Society
Circle of Friends
Boy Scouts of America
Boy's & Girl's Club Board
Boy's & Girl's Club
**American Legion Auxiliary
**American Legion Commander
**American Assoc. of Retired Persons (AARP)
Arkansas Dept. of Health Hospice
Alpha Phi Alpha
Parks & Recreation
The Magnolia, AR region boasts some of the most beautiful and versatile park areas in the state of Arkansas. Lake Columbia is a 3,000-acre impoundment stretching for six miles along Beech Creek about six miles northwest of Magnolia. It offers area visitors plenty of room for fishing and boating. There are also several smaller parks in the Magnolia region that provide safe, fun areas for area residents to enjoy the beautiful weather that can be found in our region throughout the year.
Park and Recreational offerings that are found in Magnolia are listed below:
- Lake Columbia
- Logoly State Park
- Magnolia RV Park
- Magnolia Shooting Range
- East Side Swimming Pool
- East Side Park
- West Side Park
- South Side Park
- Stadium Street Softball Park
The Magnolia, AR region offers numerous events throughout the year that encourage tourism and offer fun activites for area residents. The following is a list of the most popular activities offered in the area:
- Fair On the Square—September
- Fall Festival—October 28
- Christmas Open House—November 12
- Merrytime in Magnolia-December 8-9
- Christmas Parade and SAU Celebration of Lights and Dinner—November 30
- McNeil Festival on the Rails - First Saturday following Easter
- Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-off-3rd Saturday in May-www.blossomfestival.org
- Emerson PurpleHull Pea Festival and World Championship Rotary Tiller Race-Last weekend in June
- Calhoun Community Annual Garden Show
- Sidewalk Art Show-Magnolia Blossom Festival
- Sparks in the park-July
- Columbia County Hayride-3rd Saturday each month at Union Street Station
- Logoly State Park-www.arkansasstateparks.com
- Wilson Gardens
- Lake Columbia
- Magnolia Arts-Check their website for upcoming events: www.magnoliaarts.net
- Magnolia Murals
Located in the southwest area of the state, Columbia County's landscape is rolling hills with good land for farming and forests for timbering and cotton as a cash crop. Cattle and poultry are raised throughout the county along with pine tree harvesting. Industry provides most jobs in the county. Lake Columbia, the newest reservoir, is separated into zones, some for fishing, some for pleasure boating, and some with multiple facilities available for recreation. For more detailed information, select a link below.
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Magnolia is a great place to raise a family. We are one of the finest communities for volunteer services that you will find. This is evident by the many volunteers that make the Magnolia Blossom Festival a huge success every 3rd weekend in May.
Our City employees and I will be glad to assist you in any way. I'm sure you will agree that Magnolia is a great place to call home.
One of the best things about the Internet is that it is interactive. I urge you to take advantage of our Web site to communicate with the town, or send some feedback to the website project team. Our government works best when we know what you think.
I invite you to visit Magnolia's Web site often. We will always be looking for innovative ways of bringing people and government closer together through the Internet.
Parnell Vann, Mayor
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Columbia County Website
Solid Waste Disposal
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