This is where we attempt should answer the most common questions you might have.


How do you pronounce Arkansas?

In 1881, the legislature appointed a committee to ascertain the rightful pronunciation of the last syllable, and the result was a resolution declaring the pronunciation to be Ark-an-saw.


When did Arkansas become a state?

The state of Arkansas was admitted to the Union in 1836.


Where does the name Arkansas come from?

The term Arkansas means south wind and is derived from a name used by some Native Americans to describe the Quapaws, an early tribe in the area.