We have a winner!
We have just been notified that Dumas has been named a winner of the 2014 Arkansas Business City of Distinction in the Main Street Preservation Category. Dumas will be included in a write up on the award in a special Arkansas Business magazine supplement in December 2014.
The award will be presented at the winter meeting of the Arkansas Municipal League. This is a great honor for our home town. Congratulations to Jann Farmer and Main Street Dumas and all of our volunteers for well recognized good work.
New picture galleries for 2014 Ding Dong Days / Homecoming Parade, and Fun Day
a great place
to live and work
Welcome to Dumas, our home town. We like it here and we believe you will too. This is a good place to live, work, and raise your family. These are pictures from 2013 Dumas High School Homecoming / Ding Dong Days, our signature community-wide event, where there is something for everyone.
Thanks for visiting with us. This is our home town and we are glad to be here. We have good schools, nice churches, stores, good neighborhoods, and good places to work in a small town atmosphere where being friends is a way of life.
Where we are
We are in Southeast Arkansas in Desha County, 88 miles southeast of Little Rock, in the Delta.
What you'll find in Dumas
We are home to the Desha County Museum, Miller's Mud Mill and famous Esau's Sweet Corn. Desha County is at the convergence of the White, Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers. Our Levee along the Mississippi River is the longest in the U.S. Great views of the river.
The great outdoors
Desha County is legendary for outdoor sports. We have excellent fishing on our many lakes, bayous, and the Arkansas River. Since we are in the middle of the Mississippi River Flyway, duck hunters love us. The section of the Arkansas River nearest us is the site of some of the best bass tournaments in the nation.
Cool main street
Our Dumas Main Street is listed as a commercial historic district by the National Register of Historic Places. Along Main you will find Meador's Drug Store with an old fashioned 1940s soda fountain. You’ll also find the Dumas Area Arts Center, home of community theatre productions and a popular annual Gospel fest.
Meet with us
Our fine 34,000 sq. ft Community Center is perfect for meetings, reunions, seminars and other gatherings. Nearby motels and restaurants offer good food and accommodations.
National Historic Site
Rohwer, just a short drive from Dumas is the site of a World War II Japanese relocation center. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historic Landmark. There are several Indian burial mounds nearby.
We are agri
Here in the Delta, we are an agricultural community. Area farmers raise cotton, rice, soybeans, wheat, corn and other small grains. Dumas is also a center of aquaculture. Local fish farmers produce high-quality catfish. Because of nearby crops and fish production, argri-product processing is an important part of our economy.
Dumas is home to some great employers: Ainsworth Pet Nutrition, Central Wire, USA Holland, Akin Healthcare - a Joerns Healthcare Company, Delta Supreme Catfish Processors, Delta Memorial Hospital, and the Dumas School District.
High-tech in the Delta
Delta Technology Education Center with partnerships with UAPB, Phillips Community College, SEARK, Pine Bluff and UAM School of Technology, McGehee and Arkansas Workforce Services provides home-town educational opportunities in contemporary technologies.
We are a progressive southern delta town