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The evolution of a rice field from planting to flooded for ducks in Arkansas County.





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.

Gary Oltmann
President, DeWitt Chamber of Commerce

Best of DeWitt Awards Banquet

The DeWitt Chamber of Commerce Best of DeWitt Awards Banquet will be held January 29th, at 6:30pm, at the DeWitt High School -Cafeteria.  The guest speaker this year will be Steve "Wildman" Wilson, who is the Public Affairs Coordinator with Arkansas Game & Fish.  Tickets are available at DeWitt Bank and Trust Company, Arkansas County Bank, Farmers and Merchants Bank, PCCUA or by calling 870-946-3531. 

>>>2015 Nomination Form

2015 Membership

Join the Chamber! It's time to join or renew your membership to the DeWitt Chamber of Commerce. Be a part of the progressive plans for and promotion of our beloved community.

>>>2015 Membership Form(available soon)

People of 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. The documentary film "On Solid Ground: The River Rats of Arkansas" by Melanie Masino 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 also filmed footage of our county celebration for a future documentary which will be placed in our county museum.

Nothing like a stunning Arkansas County sunrise!


Do you have information for the DeWitt Chamber of Commerce Calendar?
Contact Darleen Frizzell, 870.946.3531 or

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.

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.
Be a part of Memorial Lane...
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.

Mature rice ready for harvest in August.


Updated January 8, 2015
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