Since the City's incorporation in 1855, Magnolia has been the home to many amenities that contribute to the high quality of life our residents enjoy. Nestled among tall pine trees in the south central area of Arkansas, the City of Magnolia is the county seat of Columbia County.
We continually strive to update City common areas, entrances, sidewalks, and parks to beautify Magnolia and maintain the charming and historic atmosphere that so many call home. We are proud of our community, and we work hard to protect the quality of life that makes the City of Magnolia so great. Many of us grew up here and have stayed to raise our own children because this is more than just a town. It is a place to belong ... your place for life.
From its prime location at the intersection of US Highways 79, 82 and 371, the Magnolia, AR region offers significant transportation infrastructure advantages for both residents and businesses. Due to the ease of travel, surrounding residents have easy access to the area's amenities, including the arts, sporting events, entertainment, dining, and shopping along with numerous other medical and healthcare facilities.
The children of the Magnolia, AR region are assured a quality education. Located in the outstanding Magnolia Public School District, we are home to several exemplary Elementary, Primary and High Schools. Quality private schools are also located in Magnolia. Our residents can further their quality educational path at Southern Arkansas University located in the heart of Magnolia. Offering over 30 different degree options and numerous technical certifications, the University is sure to provide the training that is desired.