"Batesville, Independence County, Arkansas" Batesville by Stephen-KarenConn

Batesville Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 18 photos

Batesville is an old town by Arkansas standards. It was established along the banks of the White River in the early 1800s, even before the formation of Independence County in 1820. Pioneer Cemetery in Independence County is the oldest recognized and preserved cemetery in in the state of Arkansas.

Today Batesville is a vibrant community which has been listed in the in "The 100 Best Small Towns in America" by Norman Crampton, a nationwide guide to the best in small town living in the United States. I enjoyed visiting Batesville, and it seems to be the kind of place I wouldn't mind calling "home." In fact, the scenic Ozark Mountains which surround Batesville are reminiscent of the Smoky Mountain foothills of my home in East Tennessee.

  • Last visit to Batesville: Nov 2006
  • Intro Updated Nov 17, 2006
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  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2007 at 4:48 PM

    Great information on this little town!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 5, 2007 at 8:28 PM

    Nice page and town, I see. I have to find the list of "The 100 Best Small Towns in America" not to skip next ones next time.

  • etfromnc's Profile Photo
    Dec 15, 2006 at 7:44 AM

    How can you do a Batesville page without mentioning the casket company? ;-) Once the largest one in the world. One of you was born in eastern TN. Where? I was born in western NC.

  • sourbugger's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2006 at 8:04 AM

    i always love pages on smalltown america. great job.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2006 at 5:58 AM

    Batesville does look like a great small town. It's another interesting place, with a completely different looking court house. It's so sad, however, when the old court houses come to such a tragic end.

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