a great place
to live and work
The city of Dumas is applying for state funds to build a new senior citizen center. This public hearing is to discuss how the center will be used and for residents comments on the new center. Let your voice be heard on:
Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017,
6:00 p.m. in the
Dumas City Hall
Everyone is invited to attend. Susan Forte, executive director of the Houseaboutit Community and Economic Development Agency will be on hand to answer any questions about the new senior citizen center. Click here to download a copy of this notice as a flyer.
Going for the hoop
Tamarja Parker, of Dumas Jr. High, surrounded by two Dollarway Jr, High of Pine Bluff defenders, goes for the hoop Monday, Dec. 6, in the Dumas High School Gymnasium. Dumas won the game 36-19.
Main Street Dumas "Merry on Main"
From left, Charlie Deviney and Terrell Hall take careful aim at the "Merry on Main" Nerf shooting gallery Thursday, Dec. 1. The gallery was one of dozens of attractions and booths lining both sides of the 100 block of Main Street for the event. A large, friendly crowd ushered in the Christmas season on a perfect Delta winter night.
Dumas Chamber of Commerce Corn Supper
The second annual Dumas Corn Supper July 8, was a big success with large crowds and a lot of smiling faces. Here, fresh boiled Esau's corn is destined for the plates of attendees.
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