The old Frontier Town of Plainview, AR, looks like you just stepped back into the old west time. This rustic little town was built to look like an early 1900's frontier town. It is managed by the City of Plainview and kept in tip-top shape by the Beautification Committee, which opens the town to many different community events throughout the year.
The Plainview Events Committee has now joined up to support the Beautification Committee to bring more family fun activities to this quaint little town.
Be sure to stop and visit this beautiful piece of history as you are passing through Plainview and check out the events page frequently as you may just be passing through during one of our old town events.
At 3,550 acres, Lake Nimrod is the oldest lake in the state of Arkansas and was created by the US Army Corps of Engineers.
It was formed after the Fourche LaFave River Dam was completed in 1942. The Ouachita National Forest is adjacent to the lake's south side and the State Scenic 7 Byway passes through on the Lake’s east side.
Anglers know Lake Nimrod best for its "slab" crappie fishing. Other fish in the lake include largemouth bass, white bass, bream, and catfish, but as most people will tell you, “crappie fishing on Lake Nimrod is best in the world.”
The Wildlife Management Area (WMA) surrounds Lake Nimrod offering in-season big-game and turkey hunting all around, except in or near the Lake Nimrod recreation areas. There are 136 campsites, along with playgrounds, swimming areas, fish cleaning stations, picnic shelters, and other recreational facilities all managed by the Corps of Engineers as recreation on Lake Nimrod.
Ward’s Crossing Bridge, well known in these parts as the old iron bridge, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008. It is a one-lane bridge, spanning 14’ wide, 12’ tall, and 240’ long.
It was built in 1905 by the Converse Bridge Company of Chattanooga, TN, which was in operation from 1890 until the depression.
The bridge is a pin-connected, 9-panel Camelback Pratt Through-Truss design over the Fourche LaFave located on River Road/Sunlight Bay Road southwest of Plainview, AR.
This bridge is the only Camelback Truss bridge in the county, and one of only three known in the state.
Resources: Bridgehunter.com for facts and photos. Credit provided for each photo.
Ward's Crossing Bridge: Photo taken by Lisa Hyde on October 22, 2011
Overview: Photo taken May 2006 by Wayne Kizziar
Approach: Photo taken May 2006 by Wayne Kizziar
Bridge: Photo taken by Lisa Hyde on October 22, 2011
View from below: Photo taken May 2006 by Wayne Kizziar