Yellville, AR Homes and Real Estate For Sale
Are you searching for homes or real estate for sale in Yellville, Arkansas? Below are the current homes for sale in Yellville listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Beaman Realty is ready to help you find the home of your dreams. Call us at 870.431.5252 or click on more info link/form in any listing that interests you.
ABOUT YELLVILLE, ARKANSAS
Yellville, Arkansas, the county seat of Marion County, sits along the banks of Crooked Creek in the Ozark Mountains of north central Arkansas. This historical, small town also is the gateway to the Buffalo National River and home to the renown Turkey Trot Festival.
Residents enjoy a myriad of water-related recreation. Crooked Creek offers a variety of float and wade fishing for wild, native smallmouth bass, largemouth, carp and an assortment of panfish. The Buffalo National River offers camping, floating, kayaking and canoeing and beautiful bluff vistas.
Those living in Yellville relish below-average crime, high-speed internet, four seasons with warm winters, low property taxes, communing with nature and low cost of living. The town has a 24-hour ambulance base and is a 30-minute drive from regional hospitals and healthcare in larger cities of Mountain Home and Harrison.
Marion County was founded in 1836 as Shawneetown and was designated the county seat. Residents changed the town’s name to Yellville to honor of the state’s first representative to the US congress, Archibald Yell. He also was elected Arkansas’ second governor in 1840. According to legend, Yell wanted the city to be named for him and offered city leaders $50 for the honor, but never paid them. In 2005, two of Yell’s descendants visited Yellville and gave the city a $50 gift in the name of their ancestor.
Yellville residents were not happy about the secession of Arkansas in the Civil War. Union forces held the city and before the war ended, much of Yellville was destroyed by fire, including the county courthouse Only two Yellville houses of the pre-Civil War era remain: The Wickersham house on Wickersham Street and the Lon Berry House on Berry Street.
Yellville was incorporated in 1855, and the incorporation was renewed after the war, but the city was slow to rebuild after the war. Electricity came to Yellville in 1916. Following the depression in 1944, a library was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Then, water and sewer systems and natural gas.
Today, Yellville is a small town with many historical buildings, school system, county courthouse and more.
- Buffalo National River was established in 1972. Buffalo National River flows freely for 135 miles and is one of the few remaining rivers not dammed in the lower 48 states. Prepare to journey from running rapids to quiet pools while surrounded by massive bluffs as you cruise through the Ozark Mountains down to the White River. Buffalo National River is open for hiking, floating and camping recreational activities. Take AR Highway 14 south out of Yellville, approximately 10 miles. 870.439.2502. Visit the Buffalo National River website.
- Fred Berry Conservation Education Center comprises 421 acres in a 2.75-mile bend of Crooked Creek just above Kelley's access. Includes education building, pavilion, six miles of trails, creek and acres of varied Ozark habitat. Open 8:3- a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. 851 Conservation Lane. 870.449.3484. agfc.com/en/explore-outdoors/nature-and-education-centers/fbcec/
- Mid-Marion County Rotary Club meets at noon Mondays at First United Methodist Church for a luncheon meetings. https://www.facebook.com/groups/193671590742687
- Music on the Square has free, live music on the Yellville Square featuring various artists, groups and genres during summer months. Marion County Courthouse Square just off AR Highway 62/412
- Rush Historical District is a 1300-acre zinc mining town dating from the mid-1880s to the mid-1930s; site has hiking trails with interpretive exhibits. Often referred to as a ghost town; now protected by the National Park Service. AR Highway 14 South. https://www.nps.gov/articles/rush-historic-district-500856.htm
- Turkey Trot Festival is an annual event on the second weekend in October, all day Friday and Saturday. The festival includes a parade, national turkey-calling contest, crafts, artisans, live music, 5K run, Miss Turkey Trot Pageant, Miss Drumsticks pageant and dropping of live turkeys from downtown rooftops. The festival has been held every year since 1946, except in 2020 due to the corona pandemic
- For more information about Yellville, visit Yellville Chamber of Commerce at https://www.yellvillechamber.org/
If you are interested in a home, or property in or around Yellville, please look at available real estate on this website, or reach out to the Beaman Realty team at 870.431.5252.
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