Phillips County, Arkansas


    P.O. Box 605 | Elaine, AR 72333 | 870-827-3760

    The History of Elaine

    Around the turn of the 20th century, two men, a real estate man and a noted geologist were riding through the hills of Missouri looking over mineral prospects. The geologist had been all over the world.  During a discussion concerning land values in different countries of the world, the real estate man asked, “Where in the course of your travels did you find the richest land you have ever seen?” The geologist road along some distance in silence and soon responded, “The most fertile land I know of is in Phillips County Arkansas between the White and Mississippi Rivers. The confluence of the heavy silt bearing Mississippi with the lime of the While River has built up a soil more textile than any land in the Nile Valley”. The geologist was Dr. J. C. Branner, then State Geologist of Arkansas, and for many years afterward President of Leland Stanford University in California. His companion was Harry E. Kelley of Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Read Full History...

    City Contacts

    Name Position Email Phone Fax
    Connie Miller Mayor Email Connie Miller (870) 827-3760 (870) 827-4064
    Tina Griffith Recorder/Treasurer Email Tina Griffith (870) 827-3760 (870) 827-4064
    Donald Knapp City Attorney Email Donald Knapp (870) 338-3100
    Durwood King District Judge Email Durwood King (870) 338-6070
    Rusty Porter District Judge Email Rusty Porter (870) 572-3751
    Alvin Scaife Police Chief Email Alvin Scaife (870) 827-3350 (870) 827-4064
    Jeremy Jones Fire Chief Email Jeremy Jones (870) 753-1882 (870) 827-4064
    Troy McKinney Water Superintendent Email Troy McKinney (870) 827-3585 (870) 827-4064
    Thomas Brown Council Member Email Thomas Brown (870) 827-6333 (870) 827-4064
    Michael Cravens Council Member Email Michael Cravens (870) 827-6413 (870) 827-4064
    James Guest Council Member Email James Guest (870) 827-3571 (870) 827-4064
    Nancy Webster Council Member Email Nancy Webster (870) 827-6877 (870) 827-4064

    City Demographics

    Population: 836
    Square Miles: 0.50