"Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas" Huntsville by Stephen-KarenConn

Huntsville Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 61 photos

Huntsville is a small town of less than 2000 inhabitants in the mountinous region of northwest Arkansas. It was the home of Orval E. Faubus (1910-1994), the Democratic governor of Arkansas during the days of desegregation. I remember Governor Faubus from his being in the national news because of his stand against racial integration in the Little Rock public schools, in defiance of the United States Supreme Court. That was when I was a young teenager in the late 1950s, and as outspoken as a kid could be concerning my own pro-integration views.

Huntsville was named for John Hunt, founder of the city. It is the county seat of Madison County. Madison County was formed on September 30, 1836 from part of Washington County and was named in honor of James Madison, the fourth President of the United States.

I passed through here in November, 2006, and stopped just long enough to take a short walk around the downtown area and snap a few pictures.

  • Last visit to Huntsville: Nov 2006
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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