Jacksonport AR, historic county courthouse, 1872 - 1892, Newport AR
By Barbara S. Duncan, GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR
Real estate can be trying. Real estate can be fun. But real estate is never boring! Daughter Valerie Canepa and I had to go to Jacksonport Arkansas to check on a property. I had never heard of Jacksonport and neither had she. We found it just on the other side of Newport Arkansas. (Jacksonport served as an important steamboat stop and trading center at the confluence of the White River and Black River, until being bypassed by the Iron Mountain and Southern Railroad shortly after becoming county seat, according to Wikipedia.) Today, it is a city of about 212 folks and it is right beside Jacksonport State Park. Jacksonport State Park covers 164.7 acres and has 20 campsites, playgrounds, pavilions, a swimming beach and it is located along the White River. And best of all, it has thi...