To the southwest of Fort Smith, and just across the Oklahoma state line lies Le Flore County. This is a county of rural communities and, like neighboring Sequoyah County, has a strong Native American heritage. Take a drive across the border and you’ll find treasures like the beautiful Talimena Scenic Drive and the Kerr Arboretum and Botanical Area.
Arkoma is a tiny community on the Fort Smith / Arkansas state line. An old railroad town, it was originally developed as a suburb of Fort Smith, but has survived as its own city with its own very small school system.
Pocola is a little farther south and just across the state line – making it a quick commute to several major employers based in the southern part of Fort Smith. Like Arkoma, Pocola has its own small school system.
Listed in the national historic register, Spiro is perhaps best known for the nearby Spiro Mounds – the only state park of Oklahoma. Archaeologists have shown that Pre-Columbian Spiro had a flourishing population until about 1250 CE and that it continued to be used as a regional ceremonial center and burial ground until about 1450 CE. Modern day Spiro is a small community with yet another small school district.
Community Links and Resources
- Arkoma Public Schools
- Pocola Public Schools
- Spiro Public Schools
- Carl Albert State College
- Local School Reports
Le Flore County Real Estate
Joe Craine is a licensed real estate professional in both Arkansas and Oklahoma. Contact Joe – he’ll be happy to answer any questions about Le Flore County real estate and other Fort Smith area communities.