Ashdown is a city in Little River County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 4,781 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Little River County.
Ashdown has two museums: the Two Rivers Museum and the Hunter/Coulter Museum. Many tourists enjoy Millwood Lake and Millwood State Park, known for their trophy fishing contests, camping sites, and sports facilities, such as a country club, golf course, and swimming pool. Nearby Beard's Bluff offers camping, hiking, fishing and boating, though the swimming beach was closed for flooding in 2009.
The first school for black children was built in 1899. Eventually, the Rosenwald School was built. In the 1940s, the Ashdown School District consolidated the Rosenwald School, and it became part of Ashdown School District 31. The Rosenwald School became the Little River Training School, and N. M. Brown became its new principal, serving for thirty-eight years. After the building burned, the Ashdown School District rebuilt the school and called it N. M. Brown Elementary School. This school burned in 1979, and the district built another school on the east end of Ashdown and called it Ashdown Junior High School. After the integration of black and white students, all high school students attended the high school on Rankin Street.
In spring 2007 the Rankin Street school closed to make way for a state-of-the-art facility located on the same campus but facing Locust Street. The 2007-08 school year began in the new location. With this 8 million dollar expansion, freshmen were brought over from the junior high school to join the high school student body.
Ashdown is home to a local branch of the Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas System, established in the 1990s.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,754, and the median income for a family was $34,850. Males had a median income of $33,668 versus $18,073 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,293. About 15.5% of families and 18.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.6% of those under age 18 and 25.1% of those age 65 or over.
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