North Little Rock

a city in central Arkansas, on the Arkansas River. 64,419.

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      city, Pulaski county, central Arkansas, U.S., on the Arkansas River opposite Little Rock. It was settled in 1812 as De Cantillon, became Huntersville in 1853, and was later renamed Argenta for the Hotel Argenta, built there in the late 1850s. The community developed after the arrival of the Memphis and Little Rock Railroad in 1853 and later became the site of the freight classification yards and maintenance shops of the Missouri Pacific (Missouri Pacific Railroad Company) (now merged with Union Pacific (Union Pacific Railroad Company)) Railroad. Annexed by the city of Little Rock in 1890, Argenta was separately incorporated as a town in 1901 and renamed North Little Rock. It became a city in 1904 and absorbed the town of Levy to the north in 1946.

      The city's diversified economy is based on transportation (rail and trucking), health-related services, food processing, and the distribution of agricultural supplies. Manufacturers include cosmetics and wood products. North Little Rock is the home of Shorter College, a two-year institution (1886). Lake Conway and Camp Robinson Military Reservation—the latter built in 1917 as Camp Pike, an important training centre in both world wars and now headquarters for the Arkansas National Guard—are to the north. Pop. (1990) city, 61,741; Little Rock–North Little Rock MSA, 513,117; (2000) city, 60,433; Little Rock–North Little Rock MSA, 583,845.

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