Berryville AR

   Berryville, located in the beautiful Ozark Mountains, is in the Northwest corner of Arkansas 10 miles from the Missouri line and 80 miles from the Oklahoma line. It is the county seat of Carroll County.  Carroll County was named in honor of Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  Berryville was named after Blackburn Henderson Berry who purchased the land in 1850.   With population of near 5,000, Berryville is the economic and governmental center for Carroll County.  Many who live in the Historic town of Eureka Springs, known as Little Switzerland of the Ozarks, as well as residents of the retirement village of Holiday Island, and the agricultural town of Green Forest, shop in Berryville. Berryville has many things to offer including numerous churches, a good hospital and doctors, a variety of restaurants, good shopping, and plenty of entertainment with Branson Missouri only 40 miles away.  The Great Passion Play located in Eureka Springs is only 10 miles away.

Berryville AR    For those who enjoy the outdoors, the Buffalo National River with its many scenic bluffs and mountainous surroundings is 35 miles away and supports a herd of elk.  The Kings River, featuring small mouth bass fishing, just west of Berryville flows into Table Rock Lake.  The White River, featuring trout fishing, flows into Beaver Lake just west of Eureka Springs.  The 14, 227 acre Madison County Wildlife Management area is just west of here and supports a variety of wildlife native to this area: deer, turkey, rabbits, squirrels, etc. Cosmic Cavern, with its underground lake and many unique and beautiful formations, is located just north of Berryville.

   Tyson Foods is the largest employer in Carroll County with plants in Berryville and Green Forest.  LaBarge, a contract electronic manufacturer, located in Berryville, is the second largest.  Kerusso, one of the world's largest supplier of Christian apparel and gifts, is located here.  Wilson Combat, founded by one of our local natives, is located south of Berryville.  High quality hand guns are manufactured and shipped all over the world from here. There are many smaller employers including Walmart, banks, restaurants and fast food places, retail stores, professional offices, schools, medical facilities, excavating companies, etc.

   St John's Hospital in Berryville is among the finest rural area hospitals.  It has 25 beds, is associated with over 30 doctors and employs over 200 people.  Next door is the Carroll County Nursing and Rehab Center.

   History abounds here.  The old Historical Court House, located on the square in Berryville, is now home of the Carroll County Historical Society.  The Carroll County Heritage Center has several floors of history displayed here.  On the south side of the square is the old Grandview Hotel, opened as the George Hotel in 1902, which is currently being renovated.  Just off the southeast corner of the square is the Saunders Museum which is home to 893 handguns, knives, antique furniture, china, silverware, etc. collected by the late C. Burton "Buck" Saunders, which he left to the city of Berryville.  The Berryville City Hall is his former home.

   Berryville cares about its people.  The Berryville Community Center was recently completed. It features exercise equipment, a walking tract, basketball court, a large pool, meeting rooms., etc.  Outdoors is a soccer field, a jogging tract and a skateboard park. You can also enjoy city parks and an outdoor pool.

   The schools of Carroll County are some of the finest to be had in a rural area.  All children are offered a balanced education in preparation for further education of their choice.  You will find caring, supportive and helpful teachers here. A variety of sports and other activities are available for any student to participate in.  Berryville School is in the process of adding new classrooms, a gymnasium, a band room and other facilities at a cost of $20 million.  After completing high school, our students are within commuting distance to the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, North Arkansas College in Harrison, and College of the Ozarks in Hollister, Mo.

   Carroll and surrounding counties is home of many family farms.  Most farms produce cattle and/or poultry.  Carroll County farms produce in excess of 50 million chickens annually and maintain around 72,000 head of cattle.

   When you consider all Berryville and the surrounding area has to offer, plus being able to enjoy four seasons with very favorable temperatures, it is hard to find a better place to live whether raising a family or enjoying your retirement years.  Come and see for yourself!!