Yellville, Arkansas
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Yellville, Arkansas
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Yellville is a town of 1,204 population (2010 U.S. Census) located in north central Arkansas, about 30 miles south of the Arkansas-Missouri state line. Founded in 1835 and later named for Arkansas Governor Archibald Yell, Yellville is a town of tradition as well as tourism.

A prominent military and governmental leader of the early 1800s, Governor Yell had been in the War of 1812 and was a Federal judge, a Congressman and Governor. Incorporated in 1855, Yellville was first known as Shawnee Town before it took the name of Yellville. The town is now known far and wide for its annual Turkey Trot Festival. The event is held the second weekend in October and includes the National Wild Turkey Calling Contest.

Crooked Creek, a famed smallmouth bass stream and spring float stream, runs right through town. Yellville's City Park affords access to Crooked Creek with a canoe landing, lighted walking trail, ball diamonds and sports court.

This genuine Ozark Mountain village shares its pastoral scenery with those who visit to fish and float the Buffalo National River and other nearby streams. 


The Historic Marion County Courthouse
in the center of the Yellville square.

Yellville residents work in small industries, in lumber, agricultural and tourist trades. There are approximately 1100 students in the Yellville-Summit schools. Arkansas State University in Mountain Home, 25 miles to the east, and North Arkansas College in Harrison, 25 miles to the west, provide higher education opportunities. 

The climate is mild with average winter temperatures of a moderate 35-40 degrees. Average annual rainfall is 40-45 inches.

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Yellville, Arkansas
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Distance
 Atlanta
673 miles SE
 Dallas
447 miles SW
 Little Rock
142 miles S
 Memphis
221 miles SE
 New Orleans
609 miles SE
 New York
1,292 miles NE
 St. Louis
313 miles NE
 Tulsa
210 miles W
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Yellville is accessed by a major non-Interstate east-west route, U.S. Highway 412/62, and is on north-south Arkansas Highway 14, a popular scenic highway. Less-traveled state highways 235 and 202 also lead into Yellville. The town is situated on Crooked Creek, a popular fishing stream during wet weather, and is a northern gateway to Buffalo National River.

Nearest Interstate highways are Interstate 44 (100 miles north) and Interstate 40 (100 miles south).

 

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