Magnolia, Arkansas Facts:
- County: Columbia
- Coverage Area (Total): 9.3 sq. miles
- Elevation: 338 ft.
- Population: 11,577
- Cities/Towns covered in local Names and Numbers Phone Book: Arkansas – Bearden, Calion, Camden, El Dorado, Emerson, Hampton, Junction City, Louann, Macedonia, Magnolia, McNeil, Mt Holly, Norphlet, Smackover, Stephens, Strong, Urbana, Village; Louisiana – Junction City
Magnolia was founded in 1853 and incorporated in 1858. In its early days, the city was known as a regional cotton market until the discovery of local oil happened in 1938. This discovery turned out to be an important find to the United States; Magnolia's oil helped fuel the war effort during early World War II as the largest producing oil field (in volume) in the nation. Today, Magnolia is home to the World's Largest Charcoal Grill and the World Championship Steak Cookoff.
Magnolia maintains a variety of attractions including: