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Paragould is located in the heart of the USA and the corner of Northeast Arkansas, only 88 miles from Memphis, 153 miles from Little Rock, and 208 miles from St. Louis. The community of Paragould has enjoyed the restoration of historic landmarks, the construction of new facilities, and numerous commercial and industrial investments. Paragould’s investment in its future represents a long-term belief in the future of the community. Results from the 2010 Census show our population increased 18.6% over the past decade.
The community of Paragould offers a healthy blend of longtime residents as well as newcomers from various parts of the country. Our schools are rich in their curriculum and have access to cutting edge technology.
Paragould is a Main Street community and the downtown district is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The town is home to many annual events and festivals, including the Loose Caboose Festival held the third weekend of May. Paragould is also home to Crowley’s Ridge State Park, one of the oldest of the state’s 52 state parks.