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Pocahontas is a city in Randolph County, Arkansas, United States, along the Black River. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city was 6,765. The city is the county seat of Randolph County.Pocahontas has a number of historic buildings, including:Old Randolph County Courthouse (1871), still defining the center of townSt. Mary's AME Church and Pocahontas Colored School (1918), now home to the Eddie Mae Herron CenterHistoryThis city was named after the Native American from Jamestown, Virginia. A statue of her is located in Overlook Park along the Black River.The family of Dr. Ransom S. Bettis is given the credit for being the first settlers on the land now called Pocahontas. Dr. Bettis' daughter, Cinderella, married Thomas S. Drew, and lived on 800 acres where the town of Biggers now exists. Bettis and Drew led the founding of Pocahontas as the county seat of Randolph County.Randolph County is famous for many "firsts"; Arkansas' oldest town, Davidsonville, was established in 1815. The first Arkansas post office was built in Davidsonville in 1817, and the first state courthouse was established in 1818. The earliest land claim was in 1809 near what is now Ravenden Springs. The first actual term of court convened in Arkansas was in 1815 in a part of Lawrence County that was given over to Randolph County. And the country's first overland route, the Natchitoches Trail, went through parts of Randolph County.Pocahontas is in Arkansas. Use our United States driving holiday planning tool to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Pocahontas.
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