First inhabited by Indian tribes, Jonesboro, Arkansas, was established as a settlement in 1815. A hub for agriculture, education, trade, and manufacturing, Jonesboro has remained a steady beat of history, innovation, and success. With generations of rich history running throughout, modern day Jonesboro offers all the conveniences of a large metropolitan area.
Situated in the middle of historic Civil War Campaign trails, and alongside some of the most beautiful terrain that the Mid-South has to offer, Jonesboro is proud to be a thriving part of the Natural State. Downtown Jonesboro is a haven for business and commerce, while maintaining the hospitality of small town USA. Whether you are looking for modern conveniences or rustic terrain, you will find something to suit your tastes in Jonesboro.
At the heart of Jonesboro's pride is Arkansas State University, the second-largest university system in the state. Founded in 1909, A-State, as locals know it, boasts a plethora of notable athlete and celebrity alumni. Elvis Presley enthusiasts may be interested to know that Tau Kappa Epsilon named him an honorary member.