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RECREATION

Northwest Arkansas features amazing natural surroundings that can be enjoyed year-round. Winthrow Springs State Park showcases the diversity of the local landscape and is one of 31 state parks providing campgrounds. Additional local attractions include Mitchusson Park, War Eagle Creek, Oak Ridge Golf Course, Main Street Memorial Park, Kings River Falls and Sweeden Creek Falls. Madison County hosts numerous events throughout the year such as farmer’s markets, Timber Festival and Expo, Pioneer Days and Cruz/n the Square Charity Car Show just to name a few.

AMENITIES

The seat of Madison County features quality education, healthcare and business. Huntsville, AR has public and private schooling options and nearby Northwest Arkansas Community College provides higher education for interested students in Benton and Washington counties. State-of-the-art healthcare is offered locally at Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas, Eureka Springs Hospital and Arkansas Children’s Northwest just to name a few. Among the major employers in Madison County are Butterball LLC, Huntsville School District, Anderson Gas & Propane, Inc. and Ducommun LaBarge Technologies, Inc.



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CLIMATE

The humid subtropical weather of Arkansas consists of hot summers and short/cool winters. Annual precipitation in Huntsville includes 47 inches of rains and 12 inches of snow. Sunshine occurs on nearly 220 days throughout the year.

HISTORY

Madison County was first established in 1836 and finalized in 1885. Huntsville, named for John Hunt, was incorporated as a town following the Civil War in 1877 and incorporated as a city in 1925. By the 1950s livestock became a popular income source and remains a productive industry to this day.





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