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Fort Smith

About Fort Smith

87,443 in city
293,063 in metro
137 km² (53 mi²)
134.113630822 m
Fort Smith is Arkansas' second largest city and its most important manufacturing center. Its factories produce over 100 different products. The city lies on the Arkansas River on the border with Oklahoma, and is an important port in the Arkansas River Navigation System. Fort Smith was founded in 1817 as a US army fort to keep peace between the Osage and Cherokee Indians. It was named after the military district commander, General Thomas A. Smith. The city was incorporated in 1885. Growth was fueled by natural gas which was discovered nearby in 1900.

No. of Buildings

No. Current status
37 All Buildings
34
existing
1
planned
2
demolished

Tallest Buildings

# Building Height Year
1 Ward-Garrison Building 125 ft 1929
2 First National Bank Building 97 ft 1910
3 Sebastian County Courthouse 70 ft 1937
4 Arvest Tower - 1980
5 DoubleTree City Center - 1986