Crittenden County, Arkansas

    West Memphis

    City of West Memphis | P.O. Box 1728 | West Memphis | AR | 72303

    The part of Memphis that is located west of the Mississippi River is called West Memphis and is a town of its own. It was mapped out in 1884 by the Vance brothers, whom one of later became the postmaster of West Memphis. In 1885 the population was already 200 and by 1888 the town had three stores. Jack Bragg, a man who came to the area in 1904 builded the Brag Mill in West Memphis. He was in the lumber industry and had realized that eastern Arkansas had natural resources like timber, and the new railroads and the Mississippi solved transportation problems. The mill, and the houses around it were generaly called Bragg, after its owner but in the beginning of the 20th century the town started to be called West Memphis, because it was believed that this would make it possible to take higher prices for the timber.

    West Memphis was incorporated in 1923 and in 1955 the close-by town of Hulbert, that was a railroad center, became a part of West Memphis.

    Today West Memphis has a population of about 28,000 people.

    Phone: (870) 732-7500
    Fax: (870) 732-7650
    Meetings: First and Third Thursday
    Email: tcamper@citywm.com

    City Contacts

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    William H. Johnson Mayor Photo Not Available
    Phillip Para City Clerk Photo Not Available
    Frank Martin Treasurer Photo Not Available
    Dewayne Douglas Personnel Director Photo Not Available
    Fred Thome District Judge Photo Not Available
    David Peeples City Attorney Photo Not Available
    Donald Oaks Police Chief Photo Not Available
    Wayne Gately Fire Chief Photo Not Available
    Phillip Sorrell Director of Public Works Photo Not Available
    Leroy Turner Sanitation Superintendent Photo Not Available
    Odell Slaughter Street Superintendent Photo Not Available
    Josh Grabowski Water Superintendent Photo Not Available
    Lorenzo Parker Parks, Recreation Director Photo Not Available
    Tracy Catt Council Member Photo Not Available
    Herman Coleman Council Member Photo Not Available
    James Holt, Sr. Council Member Photo Not Available
    Melanie Hutchinson Council Member Photo Not Available
    Marco McClendon Council Member Photo Not Available
    Willis Mondy Council Member Photo Not Available
    James Pulliaum Council Member Photo Not Available
    Lorraine Robinson Council Member Photo Not Available
    Ramona Taylor Council Member Photo Not Available
    Taz Tyrone Council Member Photo Not Available
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