Road Construction I-540
Traveling West on I-40? To avoid construction delays, do not take Exit 7 (I-540 S). Stay on I-40 west and take Exit 1 Dora. Stay on Hwy 64D for 6 miles and follow signs to Fort Smith. After crossing over the river, turn right on 4th ST & right on Garland. More »
Commanding Officers 1817-1824
Major William Bradford, Rifle regiment - Nov. 1817 to Feb. 1822
Col. Mathew Arbuckle, 7th Infantry - Feb. 1822 to March 1822
Major A.R. Wooley, 7th Infantry - March 1822 to June 1822
Col. Mathew Arbuckle, 7th Infantry - June 1822 to January 1823
Captain William Davenport, 7th Infantry - January 1823 to May 1823
Col. Mathew Arbuckle, 7th Infantry - May 1823 to April 1824
Did You Know?
A woman was responsible for the building of a modern federal jail at Fort Smith, AR, in 1888. Anna Dawes, daughter of Sen. Dawes of MA, visited the "Hell on the Border" jail in 1885 and wrote an article describing its conditions. When read in Congress, money was quickly approved for a new jail.