About Ft. Smith, Arkansas
Nestled in the Arkansas River Valley, between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains; Arkansas’s second largest city, Fort Smith, rests gently on the banks of the Arkansas River at the intersection of interstates 40 and 540.
When you visit, you’ll find that Fort Smith’s past is in its future. We uniquely combine the history of the “Old West” with the gentle charm of the antebellum “Old South.”
Fort Smith’s History is where justice (and occasionally injustice) was meted out to hundreds of the most vile outlaws who sought to escape the law by hiding out in and terrorizing the vast uncharted west known as Indian Territory.