Fayetteville: A Brief History, Dickson Street, & an Award Winning City
From its beginning as a home to Osage Indians to its creation as Washington Courthouse, Fayetteville has a fascinating history that’s ready for you to discover. When it came time to name the city, there was already a town named Washington in Arkansas, so the postmaster general ordered Washington Courthouse to be renamed. The name Fayetteville was chosen because two of the commissioners were from Fayetteville, Tennessee.
Fayetteville is the entertainment headquarters of the region and your source for music, good food and fun. The Downtown and Dickson Street areas are at the epicenter of the arts and entertainment attractions. Take a stroll down Dickson Street and see some of the many boutiques, galleries, bars and restaurants that Fayetteville has to offer. As the region’s entertainment destination, it’s a guaranteed good time for everyone.
- “Americas Most Beautiful Cities” (50,001-100,000 pop. division) award 2012 by
- Parade Magazine
- #19 Best Places for Business and Careers in the U.S. 2012 by Forbes Magazine
- #4 Cheapest Places to Live in the U.S. 2012 by CBSNews.com
- #14 Best Up-and-Coming Public Universities in the U.S. 2012 by U.S. News &
- World Report
- Named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Livability.com, coming in as number 64 in the overall ranking by the national website that ranks quality of life amenities of America’s small and mid-sized cities. Fayetteville also ranked as the 9th top college town in the nation in the 2013 livability survey results
*Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission