Siloam Springs, Arkansas, is in Benton County. Earliest settlers were recorded in 1835 just west of the current city of Siloam Springs. The town was founded in 1882 and was known for the healing properties of spring water that fed Sager Creek as well as for trading with Native American tribes. The earliest settler was Simon Sager, and Sager Creek was named after him. That original building is now restored and located on the John Brown University campus. That first settlement was known as Hico, and a post office was established there. It was however moved to Siloam City, a prominent trading post with a mill and two stores. In 1879 the area was established as a summer resort because of the 28 springs with reported medicinal qualities. With the reputation as a resort and the future railroad coming to town, Siloam Springs was incorporated in 1881. When the railroad did come in 1897, the economy strengthened as it became a shopping point for fruit, poultry, beef, hides, and wool. In 1919 John E. Brown, Sr. founded a collegiate school which was later named John E Brown College, and in 1934 became John Brown University. Siloam Springs continues to preserve and revitalize the historic downtown and promote the arts.
There are approximately 16,100 people who live in Siloam Springs. Siloam Springs has spent many years in establishing The Dogwood Springs Trail through the efforts of many park board members, city staff and residents. There are more stages to complete, but the lovely trail has been designed to enhance the quality of life, encourage health and fitness and be a safe way for relaxation, whether by foot, wheelchair or skateboard. It will link every park and green space with historic downtown, schools, and neighborhoods. Those who love water activities can enjoy the Family Aquatics Center, and Henry’s Park has pavilions for get-togethers, and the City and Twin Springs Park offers gazebos for gatherings.
Siloam Springs real estate offerings include many bungalows and ranch style single-family homes on large lawns with mature trees. New neighborhoods in Siloam Springs have newer more contemporary style homes as well as lots available for building. Students are served by the Siloam Springs School District. With the historic features, the emphasis on the arts, and the beautiful surrounds, this friendly little town is a must consider for homebuyers searching in the Bentonville area. If you would like more information regarding homes for sale in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, please contact us today and allow us to assist you.