Louisiana Purchase through Early Statehood In 1820, the first white men came to the area from Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia, and the Carolinas.
The plant was a novelty in the area and created much interest.
People soon began calling the community Cotton Plant.
Source: The Cotton Plant, AR crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2015.
The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes.
The small settlement was first called Richmond, though it is not known why, and included a blacksmith’s shop and a grocery store.