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Sulphur City, Arkansas
Sulphur City, Arkansas is located in Arkansas
Sulphur City, Arkansas
Sulphur City, Arkansas
Location in Arkansas
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Washington
Township White River
First post office 1882
1,358 ft (414 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 479
GNIS feature ID 78490

Sulphur City (formerly Sulphur Springs and Mankins) is an unincorporated community in White River Township, Washington County, Arkansas, United States. It is located at the intersection of Black Oak Road (Washington County Road 57 CR 57) and Whitehouse Road (CR 43). The community is on the east bank of the Middle Fork of the White River. The community of Black Oak lies approximately 1.5 miles to the northwest on the opposite side of the river.


The area was first settler in the area was Peter Mankins Sr., who ran a prosperous livestock business. Upon his death in 1881, his son took over the business before joining the Confederate army. A post office was built in 1882, first known as Sulphur Springs, but the name was changed to Mankins since another community by that name already existed in Benton County, Arkansas. Shortly after the change, the community was renamed Sulphur City. The post office closed in 1960.

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