located in north central Arkansas and nestled in the southern
Ozarks, is home to some 14,000 people. The county, the thirteenth
formed in the Territory of Arkansas, was named after the
1812 War General and Arkansas Governor George Izard.
The major towns in Izard County include Melbourne, the county
seat; the historical Calico Rock, located on the beautiful
White River; and Horseshoe Bend, a nice retirement area
located on the Strawberry River. Other towns include Mt.
Pleasant, Pineville, Oxford, Violet Hill, Franklin, and
Brockwell with several smaller communities scattered throughout
The mostly rural county is made up of people who are proud
and have a strong work ethic, a friendly disposition and
a caring heart. Izard County is a great place to live and
raise a family. The educational system is made up of several
K-12 school systems that are located at Calico Rock, Izard
County Consolidated at Brockwell and Violet Hill, Melbourne,
Mt. Pleasant; and Ozarka College, a two year community college
located in Melbourne.