Paragould is a city that rose at the junction of two railway systems. It's only 88 miles from Memphis, and homes for rent in the area are perfect for those who want big-city comfort mixed with classic Southern culture.
Facts for Renters About Paragould
Paragould's name is a portmanteau of two names. The two railroads that met in the city were owned by Jay Gould and J.W. Paramore. Since the city was built for these railroads, residents decided to take the two names and combine them into Paragould. Gould was furious that his name came second and refused to list the city on his train schedules.
Paragould is believed to be the only city in the world bearing its name.
George T. F. Johnson, a city resident, was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Civil War.
The city has several attractions that pay homage to its Southern heritage. Twice a month it has the KASU's Blue and Bluegrass Monday Concert Series to celebrate the "music of the Delta." For more music, the Delta Symphony performs several times a year in neighboring Jonesboro at the Arkansas State University Fowler Center. Renters interested in the great outdoors can spend some time exploring Crowley's Ridge State Park in the city. The Collins Theater has pageants, music, movies and theater for renters who enjoy the arts.