White Hall Arkansas 2104 Edition : Page 1

WHITE HALL CITY GOVERNMENT 101 Parkway Drive • White Hall, AR 71602 870-247-2399 • Fax 870-247-2229 City Council Meetings 3rd Monday of the month Noel Foster Mayor Ellen Welch Clerk/Treasurer Andy Lunsford Alderman Ward 1 Position 1 Ken Smith Alderman Ward 1 Position 2 Scott Ray Alderman Ward 2 Position 1 Dean Dancer Alderman Ward 2 Position 2 David Beck Alderman Ward 3 Position 1 Joel Foster Alderman Ward 3 Position 2 SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS’ FASTEST GROWING CITY The name “White Hall” comes from an early church building which was built in 1881-1882. Located on Church Avenue, the front gate of the White Hall United Methodist Cemetery now stands where the church once stood. It was a frame building that was “whitewashed” and served as a church building for all denominations in the area and as a schoolhouse. The community of White Hall grew around Crenshaw Springs, located on Dollarway Road adjacent to the White Hall Plaza. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Crenshaw Springs was the only source of good water in the area and served as a place where early stagecoaches stopped to water their teams and where local women washed their clothes. The water from the springs was used to supply the church/school and played a large part in the settlement of what is now known as White Hall. • In 1913-1914 the original Dollarway Road was constructed through the community, making it a stop between Little Rock and Pine Bluff. • 1941 saw the establishment of the U.S. Army Pine Bluff Arsenal, which went into operation on July 31, 1942. Many of the Arsenal employees began to settle in and near what is now White Hall because it was close to their work. • Mayor W. F. (Jack) Moody was sworn in as the first mayor on October 29, 1964. • When incorporated in 1964, the population was 1,250. Since then the city has grown to an estimated population of 5,800. Since coming to the area, the National Center for Toxicological Research, Jefferson Industrial Park, Arkansas Power and Light Company’s White Bluff Steam Generating Plant and the Arsenal have been major contributors to the growth of White Hall. Chamber of Commerce Officers Jodie Jolly President Terri Ruff Vice President/Treasurer Lydia Scholebo Secretary BOARD MEMBERS Dan Cook, Charlene Freeman Beaver Johnson, Debbie Johnson Barbie Paisley, Kim Scallion Matt Soto, Joe Spandoni Barbara Ann Summers, Sandra Truman Steve Hood Past President Chamber of Commerce Calender of Events Monthly Member Meeting 2nd Tuesday at noon Monthly Board Meeting 1st Tuesday at 6:30 PM Annual Banquet March Annual Easter Egg Hunt Saturday before Easter Spring Giveaway May Summer Cool Down July Trade Days August Miss White Hall Pageant August White Hall Chamber Golf Tournament October Founder’s Day October Christmas in the Park December This magazine is published by Cates & Company Creative, with thanks to the White Hall Chamber of Commerce. For information about this publication, contact: Cates & Company Creative 621 East 8th Avenue, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601 870-536-8175 3

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