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Our Community

Nestled in the scenic Ouachita Mountains, the town of Mena, Arkansas, was founded on August 19, 1896. This small town of 5,637 (2000 census), and the surrounding area features…

Recreation:

 

Churches:

  • Assembly of God
  • Baptist
  • Catholic
  • Church of God
  • Church of Christ
  • Christian
  • Episcopal
  • Jehovah’s Witness
  • Latter Day Saints
  • Lutheran
  • Methodist
  • Nazarene
  • Pentecostal
  • Presbyterian
  • Seventh Day Adventist

College:

Schools:

  • Public:
    • 5 schools in Polk County, K-12
  • Parochial:
    • Amish
    • Bethel Christian School

Libraries:

  • The Polk County Library is the fourth oldest library in Arkansas
  • St. John Library at Rich Mountain Community College

Local Organizations:

  • Rotary
  • AARP
  • AAUW
  • Masons
  • American Legion
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Eastern Star
  • BPOE
  • Garden Club
  • NARFE
  • Lions Club
  • Lioness Club

Local Landmarks Of Interest

Community Facts

Nestled in the scenic Ouachita Mountains, the town of Mena, Arkansas, was founded on August 19, 1896. This page contains area information for our small town of 5,637 (2000 census), and the surrounding area...

    Climate:
  • Average Temperature 57 degrees
  • Altitude: 1,149.9 Feet
  • Average Annual Rainfall: 50-55" National Forest
    Agriculture:
  • Poultry
  • Beef and Dairy Cattle
  • Internationally Recognized Arabian Stud Farms
    Industries:
  • Timber and forestry products
  • Electrical motors
  • Aluminum castings
  • Clothing manufacturing
  • Log homes
  • Auto Repair
  • Aircraft repair and restoration
  • Spring water
  • Arts and crafts
    Medical Information:
  • Mena Regional Health System
  • Outpatient services
  • Physicians
  • Cardiologist
  • Chiropractors
  • Optometrists
  • Dentists

 

  • Ouachita Physical Rehabilitation Center
  • Ouachita Fitness Center
  • Two Nursing homes
  • Two managed care homes
  • Mental Health Center
  • Ambulance service 
    Airport:
  • Paved, lighted runways, 6,000 feet east-west and 5,000 feet north-south