Capital of Arkansas Every state has a capital city. –The state government is located in this city. – Little Rock is our capital city. It is located in the center of the state ( see the star on the map in the next slide.) It is located in Pulaski County. 12
Can you find the star? 13 Little Rock Pulaski County
Review! What is a county? Arkansas is divided into how many counties? In which county do you live? What is our capital city? In what county is the city of Little Rock located? 14
What are Border states? States have neighbors! –They are border states or share a boundary with us. –Arkansas has six neighbor or border states. 15
What are the states next to us? Texas Louisiana Mississippi Tennessee Missouri Oklahoma
Missouri Tennessee Mississippi Oklahoma ARKANSAS Here they are! Louisiana Texas
Missouri is above or north of Arkansas Missouri
Tennessee is to the north- east of Arkansas Our next state is Tennessee
Next comes Mississippi! Mississippi is to the east or right of Arkansas
And then, Louisiana Louisiana is to the south or below Arkansas
Next is Texas! Texas is the large state located Southwest of Arkansas
40 MO Tenn Miss LA Texas OK Here are the answers!
Arkansas is divided into six natural regions Ozark Mountains Arkansas River Valley Ouachita Mountains West Gulf Coastal Plain Mississippi Alluvial Plain Crowley’s Ridge
Ozark Mountains The Ozark mountains are in northwestern Arkansas. The mountains are a result of a heavily eroded plateau. There are many lakes, rivers and streams in the region. Hiking trails are available.
Arkansas River Valley This area was carved by the Arkansas River. The capital city of Little Rock is located in the Arkansas River Valley. The Arkansas River and Lake Dardanelle are located here. The area is between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains.
Ouachita Mountains These mountains are located in western Arkansas. Pine trees grow on these mountains. There are five crystal clear lakes in this region. The city of Hot Springs and the crater of diamonds in Murfreesboro is located in this region.
Crowley’s Ridge Crowley’s Ridge is located in Eastern Arkansas. The Ridge is 3-12 miles across and reaches a height of up to 300 feet above surrounding lowlands. Crowley’s Ridge is home to small farms, pastures, orchards and gravel quarries.
Crowley’s Ridge The ridge is named for Benjamin Crowley who was one of the first Europeans to live in the area. The ridge goes all the way into Missouri and ends at the city of Helena, Arkansas.
Sources There are many sources about Arkansas geography online! o Secretary of State’s website o DAH Website The Arkansas Natural Resources Council has resources on the geography of Arkansas. It can be accessed through the DAH website (www.arkansasheritage.com). For more information contact Jane Jones-Shultz atwww.arkansasheritage.com 501-324-9159 or email her at Jane@arkansasheritage.org.Jane@arkansasheritage.org 72