Jenkins’ Ferry Battleground State Park, Poison Springs, Marks’ Mill State Park, Red River Campaign National Historic Land Mark, Saline River and Grant County Museum and Heritage Square offer a wide range of activities and entertainment. Timber has been part of the local culture since the development of the Sheridan, AR and Grant County. The timber industry has heavily influenced the culture of central Arkansas and is celebrated annually in Grant County with Timberfest on the first weekend of October and the Arkansas State Lumberjack Competition. Heritage Day and Antique Power Show are additional events, while 166 acres of recreational ground and a community center are also available for use.
Sheridan School District, Southeast Arkansas College, Henderson State University and Arkansas State University Three Rivers are educational institutions serving local students. For healthcare, Arkansas Surgical Hospital, UAMS Medical Center and Saline Memorial Hospital offer modern facilities and technology to meet needs throughout the region.
Until 1824, the land currently occupied by Sheridan, AR was the site of a Quapaw Reservation. Early settlers were drawn to the area largely by the native timber found in the Arkansas Timberlands. The city’s history begins with Grant County, which was formed in 1869. Jenkins’ Ferry, just 10 miles from Sheridan, was the site of Civil War battles including the Red River Campaign.
The entire state of Arkansas has a humid subtropical climate with summers that are normally hot and humid as well as short and cool winters. An average of 53 inches of rain and 220 days of sunshine are typical each year in Sheridan, AR.