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Beebe Arkansas History
Named for Mr. Roswell Beebe, a surveyor and railroad executive, who was a key player in bringing the railroad that currently runs north to St. Louis through the town. The railroad and historic train depot was a lifeline to early development as it stopped in Beebe to take on wood and water to power its steam engines. The first post officer was established on April 30, 1872.
After thirty-two citizens had signed and submitted a petition to the state, Beebe was incorporated on May 4, 1875. Beebe has grown from a meager population of 904 in 1900 to its current 2010 census population of 7,315. Situated in White County in the northern stretches of central Arkansas, it sits at the crossroads of Hwy 64 and Interstate 167. Beebe is located 16 miles south of its County seat and municipal airport, and is 30 minutes north of the Little Rock Air Force Base. This central location is ideal for easy travel to Little Rock, Fort Smith, St. Louis, or Memphis. White County is in the top ten fastest growing counties within the state, and has a booming new industry in the area of natural gas exploration.
January 21, 1999 brought national attention, and then President Bill Clinton to Beebe when tens of millions of dollars in damage was caused by a devastating tornado. Much of the damage was done to the Beebe Public schools, which has since been renovated into a state of the art campus that is the envy of other state school districts.
Arkansas State University at Beebe was founded in 1927 as the Junior Agri School of Central Arkansas, and became a branch of Arkansas State College in 1955. ASU Beebe has programs that operate at the Little Rock Air Force Base, and is the oldest two-year institution in Arkansas.