"Keeweechic's Texarkana" Texarkana by keeweechic

Texarkana Travel Guide: 45 reviews and 50 photos

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Texarkana is quite unique in that the city is divided by two states. The State line runs down the middle of the main street (State Line Avenue). The post office is unique because it has two zip codes - 71854 for Texarkana, Arkansas and 75501 for Texarkana, Texas.

In 1850 the boundary between Texas and Arkansas was established. This was an area in the Piney woods area of East Texas and the Southwest portion of Arkansas. In 1860 early settlers began to stake their claim to lands along the state line. After the railroad completed its last stretch of line in 1873, the town of Texarkana was born. The three parts of the name Texarkana honour the three states - Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.

In 1992 Texarkana had a total population of 120,132, 31,656 of whom lived on the Texas side. Texarkana is filled with historic sites and you will find a lot of memorials that honour soldiers of various wars.

While there is a Texarkana TX and a Texarkana AK, I decided to put the city altogether under the Texas side where most of the attractions are.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks.© keeweechic 2001 - 2007 (copyright)

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  • Mar 9, 2010 at 5:13 AM

    Texarkana also has daily Amtrak service on the Texas Eagle. The train goes north to Chicago and west to California. The station is downtown on Front Street.

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    Jul 3, 2005 at 1:50 PM

    Really interesting reading about Scott Joplin and the ace of spades his is unusual, and it had a bathroom and kitchen wing added a bit like us at the moment - lol :-)

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    May 7, 2004 at 10:55 AM

    Great page! I went to Texarkana while moving from Chicago to Houston. In the evening , we drove through downtown(S!). A very peculiar city with administrative offices doubled! It looked really nice for living, although very dead in the downtown area.

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    Mar 18, 2004 at 3:12 AM

    Love it, it is a mini Texas, I suppose LOL I would love to see rkana now LOL

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2003 at 10:31 AM

    A great page on this unusual city - one that I've always wondered about! I almost made it last year during my trip to southeastern Oklahoma but time ran out!

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2003 at 10:19 PM

    Late night munchies, KW so I could sure go for some Greek tonight. ;=)

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    Nov 7, 2003 at 1:20 AM

    Thoroughly enjoyed my trip around Texarkana, with its wonderful old buildings and impressive historic happenings. Thank you.

  • miner's Profile Photo
    Oct 31, 2003 at 9:21 PM

    Another awesome historical town. Excellent tour.

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Oct 17, 2003 at 11:22 PM

    Woww... sensational page girl.. How strange, to be in two states at the same time.. lol.. I love that theatre, what a gem.. Fantastic that you had this wonderful tour of it. Just called in again to finish my tour.. Super Duper page girl.. ;-)

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    Oct 17, 2003 at 5:46 PM

    the Bowieknife, know worldwide, but I did not know his history...the old Courtroom looks very much early Art Deco to me...?? fine page, as Susie said Super Duper the interio of the buildungs is just superb....you see, America had never War on his soil!!


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