Searcy, a city on routes 67 and 167 to the northeast of Little Rock, is the largest city in White County, but it retains that small-town feel. Near Bald Knob and Beebe, Searcy sits on the banks of the Little Red River. With parks like Berryhill Park in the city and the massive Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge to the east, homes for rent are near plenty of nature to explore as a family. Searcy also has an excellent downtown that families will enjoy walking through as they visit the local businesses. The downtown is anchored by the picturesque White County Courthouse.
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Searcy was initially known as White Sulphur Springs because of the minerals and hot springs in the area. Just after White County came into existence and Arkansas was made a state, the legislature voted to rename White Sulphur Spring for Richard Searcy, a well-respected judge who died young.
Following the regional destruction of the Civil War, which affected Searcy particularly badly, the city brought in visitors by getting the springs that once popularized the area working again. Since then, the economy of the town has diversified and expanded as the city continued to grow.
Helpful Resources for Residents
The people of Searcy and White County get their news from The Daily Citizen, which comes in paper copies as well as online.