The New International Encyclopædia/Arkadelphia
AR′KADEL′PHIA. A city, the county-seat of Clark County, Ark., 65 miles southwest of Little Rock, on the Ouachita River, and Saint Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railroad (Map: Arkansas, C 3). Arkadelphia, 300 feet above sea-level, has good natural drainage and water power. Its manufactures comprise the products of lumber and cotton mills, and foundry and machine shops. It is the site of Ouachita Baptist College and Arkadelphia Methodist College, founded 1886 and 1890, respectively, and has Baptist and Presbyterian schools for colored pupils. The charter of Arkadelphia, in effect since 1873, provides for a biennially elected mayor and a city council. Population, in 1890, 2455; in 1900, 2739.