Ideally located in northwestern Arkansas at the heart of the Ozarks, Huntsville is just 25 miles east of Fayetteville, home of the Arkansas Razorbacks. Huntsville is served by US Highway 412 and State Highway 74.
Madison County was established at the first meeting of the state legislature on September 30 of 1836.
The county took its name from Madison County, AL, which took its name from James Madison, the fourth president of the United States. Huntsville was among the first settlements in the county and became the permanent county seat in 1839.
The first known settlement in the county was by a group from Alabama, which settled in Kings River Valley in 1827. Two principal routes were traveled by the earliest settlers to Madison County, one following the Arkansas River to Fort Smith, and passing through Fayetteville;
the other passing through Missouri, southwesterly from St. Louis through Springfield, to the extreme northwest portion of Arkansas.
Huntsville enjoys a very mild climate, with average highs rarely getting up to 89 degrees in August and average lows going down to 27 degrees in January. Rain averages 3.9 inches a month, and the annual snowfall average is 9 inches.
Eureka Springs Hospital and Carroll Regional Medical Center provide health care to the area. Both are about 20 miles from Huntsville.
Situated in the Ozark Mountains, the Withrow Springs State Park provides 786 acres of unspoiled wilderness that's accented by the scenic mountain setting and the valleys spread along the meandering War Eagle River. Withrow Spring's clear, cold waters gush from a small cave at the foot of a bluff overlooking the park's swimming pool complex.
Local Mitchusson Park supplies 25 acres containing 4 ball fields, a volleyball court, pavilion and picnic area.
Huntsville is also host to a new 9-hole, par 36 golf course located 1 mile west of town just off of Highway 74.
Huntsville is only 25 miles from Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas, which means Razorback sports are always in season. The Razorbacks are perennial
Southeastern Conference contenders in football, basketball, baseball, track and field, and other sports. The university's men's and women's sports programs
and athletic facilities rival those of any school in the nation.
Sheridan is a family oriented community located in the county seat of Grant
County. It is a wonderful place to live if you desire a country setting but
close to all the bigger cities. It is centrally located and a short commute to
Little Rock, Pine Bluff, Malvern and surrounding areas. We are rich in forestry
and timber is one of our major industries. There is a large timber mill located
a few miles out of town in Leola. If you love the outdoors and want to brag
about your catch of the day, there are numerous spots to throw out a line in the
Saline River. Our school system is top notch and some of the best educators are
located in our jewel of a town. The square provides unique shopping, great
dining and wares that are made from locals. Come visit us today, we would love
to have you become part of our community.
With a population of just around 2,000, Huntsville offers everything you need for convenience in a town that's small enough for the local shop owners to
quickly learn your name. Welcome to Huntsville. We've got a place just for you.