Paragould, Arkansas is located in the US state of Arkansas and has a population of about 26,000 people. The city is also on the US Geological Survey's list of America's 100 most populous cities. Parag Gould, Arkansas is located in Arkansas State Park, a state park within the Arkansas National Forest, and the city is located in a geological anomaly that includes an Arkansas Delta.
In the 1870s, Gould and Paramore built a competing rail line through Greene County, the St. Louis Railroad of the Cotton Belt, which wanted a way to ship Texas cotton to St. Louis and beyond. Gould ran south of Helena and cut his way here in 1882, and his line would connect Arkansas and Texas. In 1884, Paramore's directors voted to expand its Texas railroad lines to connect them to the Mexican railroad and provide them with a direct link to the border with Mexico and St. Louis.
With improved roads running through Helena and Phillips counties, Greene County began to boom and Paragould became a thriving community because the area was surrounded by hardwood forests. Investors knew that the forest that covered eastern Arkansas contained the state's last remaining high-quality cotton source. When small towns were built near the railway line, Paraguay's economy boomed.
The city's infrastructure was designed to meet the demands of new industries and a growing population, according to the Arkansas Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
Once the plant produced more than 1.5 million pounds of cotton a year, enough to ship to the Wrape control mill to be used in the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Linwood Cemetery was chosen as a location that the city offered as an incentive for a school. In 1888 a new district court was completed, in 1891 an electric lighting system was put into operation, in 1896 a telephone service was established and in 1898 a municipal waterworks was opened. Paragould graduated from his first public school, Arkansas' first elementary school, in 1890. The town council of Sant'Anna, which struck the town in May of the same year and caused a fire in July 1892, passed a decree requiring that all new buildings in the main town be built of bricks.
Paragould was also the state's first public school and the Arkansas State Capitol, and is now part of the Arkansas Heritage Trails System. It also bears the name of one of the most famous symbols of the city, the old town hall.
Paragould is a community on Main Street and the downtown area is on the National Register of Historic Places. The former Greene County courthouse is one of 12 locations in Parag Gould that are on the National Register of Historic Places, along with the Arkansas State Capitol, the State Capitol Building and several other buildings.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 163,116, of which land and water are, and there is a population of 2,843, or 1.4 percent of the total population. The population of the Paragould micro-metropolitan area was 42,090 at the 2010 census, but there are 163 out of 116.
The racial makeup of the city is a mixture of black, white, brown, black - and - white and brown - hairy and white - skinned. With 2,843 residents, or 1.4 percent of the total population, it is the third largest city in the state of Arkansas.
The racial structure of the city is a mixture of black, white, brown, black - and - white and brown - hairy and white - with skin. The racial makeup of this city is a mix of blacks, whites, Hispanics, Asians, African Americans, Native Americans and Hispanics.
The city had an estimated 27,900 residents in 2015, at the time of the 2010 census, and 15.8% were 65 years or older. The population is spread over a wide age range, with the majority of people older than 65 and under 18 years of age, the youngest age in the city being 18 years and the oldest 18 years. The population includes a large number of people of color, predominantly black, white, black - and - white and brown - hairy and white - with skin, but also some Asians, Native Americans, African Americans and Hispanics. At the same time, it is distributed across a wide range of ethnic groups, 15-8% of which are 65 years old or older.
In practically all education departments, general education courses are offered and courses are offered in a wide range of different programmes. In 2015, 2,800 students were enrolled in the city's public school system, with an average age of 18.5.
Arkansas Northeastern College has a center on the campus of Arkansas Methodist Medical Center and primarily offers health and administrative services courses. The hospital is one of Paragould's largest employers and provides services to more than 1,000 patients and staff at the hospital and a number of other hospitals and clinics.