Southern Hospitality is Our Way of Life
Mississippi County, Arkansas
Welcome to Mississippi County, located in the far Northeast of the State of Arkansas, and named for the mighty river that flows along its eastern border. Formed in 1833, the county is home to two courthouses, Blytheville in the north and Osceola to the south.
Mississippi County has a long and illustrious history of being a leader in agriculture. Our rich soil supports our biggest industry: farming. We grow a large number of crops here; rice, soybeans, cotton. Mississippi County has a long history of being a leader in agriculture and has developed into an industrial stronghold over the last twenty years. We are now the largest steel producing county in the United States. For transportation, Mississippi County has Interstate 55 running the length of the County, multiple rail lines, several river ports and even an airport with an 11,000 foot runway.
For quality of life there is Arkansas Northeastern College providing industry education, certification programs and lifelong learning opportunities for area residents. In the north part of the county along Highway 18 Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Mallard Lake provide the best of outdoor recreation through duck hunting, fishing, boating and other wildlife activities.
We have lots to eat here, also. Whether it is catfish or barbecue, foods from grandma's kitchen or fresh fruit and vegetables from northeast Arkansas farms, the people of Mississippi County know how to cook and love to share good home-style Southern cooking with family and friends.
The County's greatest strength is our people. Hospitality is a way of life for us and we will make you feel "right at home" in Mississippi County. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, your comfort is our top priority.