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Viola, Arkansas
Location of Viola in Fulton County, Arkansas.
Location of Viola in Fulton County, Arkansas.
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Fulton
Area
 • Total 1.57 sq mi (4.08 km2)
 • Land 1.57 sq mi (4.07 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
850 ft (260 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 358
 • Density 227.88/sq mi (87.99/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
72583
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-72140
GNIS feature ID 0058806

Viola is a town in Fulton County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 337 at the 2010 census, down from 381 in 2000.

Geography

Viola is located in western Fulton County at 36°23′50″N 91°59′0″W / 36.39722°N 91.98333°W / 36.39722; -91.98333, along U.S. Routes 62/412. The combined highways lead east 10 miles (16 km) to Salem, the county seat, and west 26 miles (42 km) to Mountain Home. Arkansas Highway 223 crosses US 62/412 in the center of Viola, leading north 8 miles (13 km) to the Missouri border and south 9 miles (14 km) to Bexar.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Viola has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2010 337
2020 358 6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Viola racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 328 91.62%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2 0.56%
Native American 6 1.68%
Other/Mixed 22 6.15%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 358 people, 136 households, and 75 families residing in the town.

Education

Public education

Public education for elementary and secondary school students is primarily provided by the Viola School District, which leads to graduation from Viola High School.

Public library

The Viola Public Library is one of the fourteen branch libraries of the White River Regional Library system.

Notable people

  • Preacher Roe, former MLB pitcher
  • Max Sherman, former Texas State Senator and former president of West Texas A&M University
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