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Mount Ida is a city in and county seat of Montgomery County, Arkansas, United States. Founded in 1842, the city saw a silver boom in the 1880s bring early prosperity and economic development to the area. A slowly growing small town ever since, today, the economy is largely ranching, poultry farming, silviculture, and tourism around Lake Ouachita. It is officially known as the quartz crystal capital of the U.S. and is known worldwide for its quartz deposits. The population had grown to 1,076 by the 2010 census.HistoryMount Ida was incorporated on May 30, 1890.GeographyMount Ida is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7sqmi, of which 1.6sqmi is land and 0.04sqmi is water.ClimateThe climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mount Ida has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.Plan your tour of Mount Ida and United States travel itinerary using our United States tour planner.
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