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Welcome!

On behalf of the DeWitt Chamber of Commerce, welcome to the City of DeWitt, a warm and friendly farming community, located in the center of Arkansas County in Southeast Arkansas.

DeWitt is one of two county seats. DeWitt is the hub of the southern part of Arkansas County, surrounded by thousands of acres of rich farm land. Many of our businesses revolve around agriculture; however, we also have businesses related to education, medical, and general industry. We are proud of our businesses’ longevity. We have several businesses greater than 75 years old.

Our city houses a campus of the Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas. This educational institution offers various degrees in business, science, manufacturing and nursing. It provides accessible, affordable education, training and public services.

Our area is also rich with recreation. All year long, you can take advantage of activities such as hunting and fishing. We have several hunting lodges within our area. The White River National Wildlife Refuge lies to our east and the Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area lies to our west.

Another recreational activity/event is the Arkansas County Fair and Livestock Show. This week long event features Miss Arkansas County Pageant, an exciting carnival midway, arts and crafts, rodeo and a demolition derby.

Lastly, the DeWitt Chamber of Commerce hosts “Christmas on the Square”. This yearly event is held at the Arkansas County Courthouse in DeWitt.

Enjoy your stay and we welcome your return. If you would like to become a member of the DeWitt Chamber of Commerce, please contact us.

Sincerely
Gary Oltmann
President, DeWitt Chamber of Commerce


People on the River

Since the release of “Mud” there has been a lot of interest about people living on the river in our county’s history. We are bringing to Arkansas County a special showing of the documentary film "On Solid Ground: The River Rats of Arkansas" shown several years ago at the Hot Springs Documentary Festival to the celebration. This film by Melanie Masino has received national acclaim and is in the process of being developed into a major documentary. Selective footage from this documentary was shown in special presentations for the Arkansas County 200th celebration. Ms. Masino will also film footage of our county celebration for a future documentary which will be place in our county museum.

 

Do you have information for the DeWitt Chamber of Commerce Calendar?
Contact Darleen Frizzell, 870.946.3531 or darleen.frizzell@dewittbank.us

DeWitt P.R.I.D.E.
DeWitt became a member of the Arkansas Downtown Network through Main Street Arkansas in May 2008, thus inspiring the creation of DeWitt PRIDE, People Revitalizing and Investing in DeWitt's Economy.
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Shop DeWitt!
The DeWitt Chamber of Commerce encourages you to Shop DeWitt. Click below for a listing of businesses in the DeWitt area.
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Memorial Lane
The DeWitt Chamber of Commerce is launching a Christmas lighting spectacular! Donations received will assist in purchasing beautiful, commercial grade lighting displays for the courthouse lawn and the downtown area.
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Daughter of the White River
Helen Spence bragged that she brought down the Arkansas County courthose when she revenged her father's death by shooting his alleged killer in the courtroom during his trial. There is a book out now by Denise White Parkinson about this historic event of Arkansas County courtroom drama. Contact Enterprise Books today, 870-946-3241.

Welcome! The following utility contacts may be
helpful as you make your move to DeWitt.

DeWitt Municipal Water Works: 870-946-4261
Electricity: Entergy 800-368-3749
Gas: Centerpoint 800-992-7552
Phone: Centurylink 800-201-4099
Cable: Suddenlink 877-772-2486

If you need additional information, contact
DeWitt City Hall, 870-946-2191.

 

 


 
Updated February 21, 2014
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