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Bald Knob
Location of Bald Knob in White County, Arkansas.
Location of Bald Knob in White County, Arkansas.
Bald Knob, Arkansas is located in Arkansas
Bald Knob, Arkansas
Bald Knob, Arkansas
Location in Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County White
 • Total 5.03 sq mi (13.01 km2)
 • Land 4.96 sq mi (12.83 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
223 ft (68 m)
 • Total 2,522
 • Density 508.98/sq mi (196.52/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-03280
GNIS feature ID 0076228

Bald Knob is a city in White County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 2,897 at the 2010 census. Located at the intersection of two of the state's natural regions, Bald Knob is often promoted as "where the Ozarks meet the Delta". Bald Knob is known for its yearly Home Fest held during Mother's Day weekend. It was once known as the leading strawberry producer in the world in the 1950s. Bald Knob was established in 1881.


Bald Knob was named from a prominent ridge that served as a landmark to pioneers. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.

Points of Interest

One point of interest in Bald Knob is Arkansas Traveler Hobbies, which is housed in the old Missouri Pacific Railroad depot at 400 E. Market Street. Antique passenger cars and an antique caboose are housed on the grounds and currently being restored. The hobby shop also houses a museum which chronicles the history of Bald Knob, the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and White County. Another attraction is the historic Knob Field, located just east of the Big Bald Knob Park.

The Campbell-Chrisp House, built in 1899, was designed by Charles L. Thompson. It is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.


Bald Knob is located at 35°18′42″N 91°34′12″W / 35.31167°N 91.57000°W / 35.31167; -91.57000 (35.311535, -91.569951).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12 km2), of which 4.5 square miles (12 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.


2020 census

Bald Knob racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 2,132 84.54%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 102 4.04%
Native American 10 0.4%
Asian 9 0.36%
Other/Mixed 144 5.71%
Hispanic or Latino 125 4.96%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 2,522 people, 1,123 households, and 682 families residing in the city.


Bald Knob School District provides education for grades K-12 with students graduating from Bald Knob High School. The school's colors are blue, white, and gray; its mascot is the bulldog.

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