I really didn’t think it would be so difficult to find a map of Arkansas that is divided into sections – and, it isn’t. But I’m looking for a particular map, and none of the ones I found on the internet suited my purposes. Google “maps of areas around Arkansas” and “images” and you’ll find many that are similar, usually divided into five sections with Central Arkansas in the middle.
To me, that’s not what I’m looking for. I want to include Fort Smith and Mena as a separate section from Northwest Arkansas, and I think Garland County (Hot Springs) should be included with the metro Little Rock area. Another map had the entire eastern row of states along the Mississippi in one section, and I don’t think that’s what I’m looking for either. There is so much difference between the northern half and the southern half, each with its own special flavor.
So, I finally I decided to create my own, however rough. I haven’t figured out how to draw the lines yet, but all of the regions are labeled, and it should be pretty easy to figure out. I’ll include counties and major cities on each page as well.