Welcome to the City of Smackover Arkansas.
Smackover, Arkansas was settled by a band of French fur trappers in 1844.
They called the area "Sumac-Couvert", meaning covered with sumac or shumate bushes.
Later this was shortened to the named "Smackover".
Smackover was a small agricultural and sawmill community until oil was discovered in 1922.
In 1922, the city of Smackover was incorporated.
Almost overnight the population increased by the thousands.
Smackover's current population is 2,005.
Cross Oil and Refinery is the city's largest employer.
Today, Smackover celebrates itos "Oil Boom Heritage" with the annual "Oil Town Festival" during
the 3rd weekend in June.
Smackover has a mayor/council form of government, with the Mayor and Recorder/Treasurer
serving four-year terms. Smackover has six City Council members serving two-year terms,
elected at large.
The Administrative offices are housed in City Hall, 201 E. 7th Street, Smackover Arkansas 71762.
Smackover City Officials:
Mayor Bobby Neal - 870.725.2258 - E-MAIL
Carolyn Willett - Recorder/Treasurer - 870.725.3572 - E-MAIL
Ward I Alderman - Philip Childers - 870.725.2541
Ward I Alderman - Mark Corley - 870.725.3037
Ward II Alderman - Keith Willet - 870.725.3369
Ward II Alderman - Tommie Flemming - 870.725.3034
Ward III Alderman - Paul Givens -
Ward III Alderman - Cedric Goodwin - 870.725.2435
Municipal Water Works - 870.725.3572
( See Public Works section for more Information)
Chamber of Commerce - 870.725-3521
( See Chamber of Commerce website for more Information)
Library - 870.725.3741
School Administration - 870.725.3132
United States Post Office - 800.275.8777
Department of Revenue - 870.725.3334
TIME & TEMPERATURE: - 870.725.2200
SMACKOVER JOURNAL - 870.725.3131
EL DORADO NEWS-TIMES - 870.862.6611