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Pocahontas is the seat of Randolph County in the Delta region of Arkansas.
Pocahontas is named after the famed Native American daughter of Powhatan who had some sort of interludes with Captain John Smith, rescuing him or falling in love with him or whatever may be the case, during his escapades in starting Jamestown, Virginia. Pocahontas the town sits right on the demarcation line of the Mississippi Delta to the east and the Ozark Mountains to the west, so it makes for some interesting viewing.
US Route 67 is the main highway coming from the south where Jonesboro and Little Rock and other population centers lie.
- 1 Overlook Park, ☏ +1 870 892-3924. This park overlooking the Black River is cool because it gives you the chance to see a recreated image of Pocahontas herself with her eyes set as though she were looking at the British ships first entering the New World. Plus if you are bored you can look and see if any water moccasins are floating down the river.
- 2 Randolph Co Heritage Museum, 106 E Everett St, ☏ +1 870 892-4056. M-Sa 10AM-4PM. Local history museum.
- A total solar eclipse on Monday 8 April 2024 starts at 1:55PM local time and lasts 4 min. Chances of a clear sky are 40%. The track of totality is northeast from Mexico over Texas to Texarkana then across Arkansas parallel to Hwys 30 and 67, then on into Missouri and Illinois.
- 1 Davidsonville Historic State Park, 8047 Hwy 166 S, ☏ +1 870 892-4708. Daily 8AM-5PM. This park commemorates where Arkansas' oldest town existed. With the ruins and grounds along the Black River, it makes for good exploring.
- 1 Rock & Roll Hwy 67 Inn, 1710 US-67, ☏ +1 870 609-1999. Kitschy roadside inn with red and white checkerboard floor lobby.
- 2 Lesmeister Guesthouse, 208 N Marr St, ☏ +1 501 291-1233. A classy boutique place.