Newcomer’s Guide

 Thinking about making Walnut Ridge, Arkansas your home?
Here is our newcomer’s guide if your moving to our city.

Airport: The Walnut Ridge Regional Airport is located at 11 Sky Watch, Walnut Ridge, Arkansas 72476 Telephone: (870) 886-5432

Calendar of Events: Many community wide special events can be found in our Community Calendar and by the local newspapers.

Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber of Commerce serves all of Lawrence County and strives to make local communities a vital part of the Northeast Arkansas region.
Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 842 | Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Phone: 870.886.3232 | Fax: 870.886.1736

Churches: Walnut Ridge has a large selection of local churches of various faiths.  Please refer to phonebooks, newspapers, or internet search engines to find churches in the area.

City Hall: 300 West Main Street,phone: 886-6638 or fax 886-6147

Community Center: Contact the Bobcat Campus Superintendent’s Office at 886-6634 to rent. Senior Citizens meet daily at the Community Center for meals and exercise. Contact Janie Gray at 886-7554. Black River holds adult education classes at the center contact Sue Bentley 886-2059. The center can be reserved for many other local events such as school activities, pageants, weight watchers meetings, etc..

Courthouse: The Lawrence County Courthouse located at 315 W. Main St. in Walnut Ridge houses the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department 886-2525, The Motor Vehicles Office 886-2301, County Judge office 886-1110 , Courtrooms, Department of Revenue, Tax Accessor, and 911 Communications Center 886-2525/Office.

Education: The Lawrence County School District  serves Walnut Ridge Students  K-12  and four year university Williams Baptist University  is located in Walnut Ridge.

Garbage: Our City Sanitation Department provides all sanitation services for city residents.

Healthcare: Lawrence Memorial Hospital provides high quality and comprehensive healthcare services. A listing of local physicians, clinics, pharmacies, etc.

The East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging is a private, non-profit corporation.
East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging website For information concerning different kinds of housing assistance, from rent help to special housing for senior citizens, the following agencies should be contacted here in Walnut Ridge.

Walnut Ridge Housing Authority
109 W. Walnut
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
(870) 886-7816

Walnut Ridge Manor
111 S.E. 6th Street
Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
(870) 886-1359

Legislative Representation: Need to find out who your federal and state representatives are? Visit

Library: The Lawrence County Library provides library services for residents of the City of Walnut Ridge. (870) 886-3222, 115 W Walnut St, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476

Meeting Rooms: The Lawrence County Meeting Room located at 115 W. Walnut can be reserved for events by contacting 886-1110.  The Meeting Room has  seating for at least one hundred people.There is an hourly fee for groups to meet .Non-profit groups may meet at no charge.

Newspaper: The Times Dispatch~
225 W. Main St. * Walnut Ridge, Arkansas 72476 * Phone: (870) 886-2464 * Weekly Publication * Established in 1910.

Non-profit organizations: Please  refer to the phonebooks, newspapers, and internet search engines.

Parks Department: The Parks Department handles the City of Walnut Ridge recreational opportunities. Stewart Park offers a  public swimming pool, basketball courts, ball fields, walking park,and fishing pond.

Post Office: US Post Office (870) 886-2581 ,210 Sw 3rd St, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476

Taxes: Pay your personal and property taxes at the Lawrence County Property Tax website or at the Lawrence County Tax Collector’s Office. Contact Stephanie Harris,Tax Collector
Phone: 870-886-1114

Tourist Attractions and Recreation: Some of the local recreational opportunties include golfing, bowling, fishing, hunting, swimming, and athletics. Visit Beatles Park and the Guitar Walk located right here  in Walnut Ridge, Arkansas.

Also stop by to visit the Walnut Ridge Army Flying School Museum located at 70 South Beacon Road featuring history of the WWII Walnut Ridge Army Air Field.

Nearby Lake Charles State park offers campsites, nature center,kayak/ barge tours ,launch ramp, swimming beach, and playgrounds you may contact the park for further information..
Lake Charles State Park
3705 Highway 25
Powhatan, AR 72458

Utilities: Along with Utilities, many other private companies provide natural gas, electricity, and phone service to the city and county area. A few of these are Entergy, Centerpoint Energy Arkla, AT&T, and the City Water Works

City Water Works Walnut Ridge
216 Southwest 4th Street, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476-1821
(870) 886-2312‎

Entergy (energy)
189 Midway Road,Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Phone: 800-368-3749 or 870-886-6342

Centerpoint Energy (gas)
3013 Ole Feed House Road, Jonesboro, AR 72404
Phone: 800-992-7552

Craighead Electric Cooperative
477 Highway 412 ,Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Phone: 870-886-1616

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