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A brief history...

original white river swinging bridge

Founded in the 1700s, the City of Des Arc is one of two county seats serving Prairie County, Arkansas, located along the lower White River which flows for over 720 miles. As of the 2020 Census, Des Arc is home to 1,905 citizens. The city’s name, Des Arc, is derived from a French term meaning “bow” or “curve,” after the curve of the river on which it was settled.

"Where I Live" by Brad Knupp