Berryville, the seat of Carroll County, is bounded by Beaver Lake on the west and Table Rock Lake on the north. It is served by State Highway 221 and US Highway 62, between Branson, MO, and Eureka Springs.
Carroll County was created in 1833 and named after Maryland resident Charles Carroll, one of the first signers of the Declaration of Independence. In its early years lumber mills appeared, farmers grew sustenance crops and an abundance of game made for good hunting. Berryville was founded in 1850 by Blackburn Henderson Berry of Alabama. During the Civil War, a change in county attitudes and the secession of several states had Carroll County and its delegates in favor of joining the Confederate States.
However, the county was divided as peace societies sprang up.Union and Confederate troops crossed the county several times, engaging in skirmishes. Berryville was almost totally destroyed except for a hotel and 2 houses when both Union and Confederate troops burned it. The years following the Civil War were hard as people tried to reestablish their lives.
Boone County, created in 1869, took a large part of Carroll County, and by 1875 Berryville was declared the county seat. The popularity of mineral springs in the western part of the county in 1879 brought a rapid population increase and established Eureka Springs as a thriving community. Trains arrived across the county with the completion of the St. Louis and North Arkansas line into Eureka Springs, Berryville and Green Forest in 1901.
You'll enjoy various social and cultural opportunities in the county that include the "May" Fine Arts Festival, Abundant Memories Heritage Village, Big Time Festival, Ghost Tours, Digital Film Festival, Eureka Blues Festival, Eureka Springs Food and Wine Festival, the Eureka Springs Historical Museum, Eureka Springs Model Railroad Company, Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony, Opera in the Ozarks, Museum of Earth History, Ozark Folk Festival, Ozark Highlands, Scenic Byway Pea Ridge, National Military Park, Pine Mountain Jamboree, the Bible Museum, the Great Passion Play, War Eagle Mill and others.
Area educational needs are served by Berryville Elementary School, a middle school and high school. Regional colleges and universities include the University of Arkansas main campus at Fayetteville, Northwest Arkansas Community College, Southwest Missouri State University, Drury University, Ozarks Technical Community College and others.
Berryville is served by Carroll Regional Medical Center. Other hospitals and medical centers nearby include Eureka Springs Hospital, Skaggs Community Health Center and South Barry County Memorial in Cassville, MO.
Regional recreational opportunities include Beaver Lake, which offers fishing for striped bass, largemouth and smallmouth bass, and walleye. Beaver Lake, Table Rock Lake and White River also provide angling thrills. Northwest Arkansas' rivers and streams offer fishing fun at War Eagle River, Kings River, Illinois River and Osage Creek. Canoeing is also very popular on local waterways.
Generous deer and small-game seasons offer sportsmen many choices. White-tailed deer remain the favorite big game challenge, with seasons set aside for archery, muzzle-loaders and modern firearms. There are also restricted hunts for elk and bear. Wild turkey and small game are abundant.
If you're a golfer, 18-hole layouts include Stonebridge Meadows Golf Club, the Greens at Lakeside Village, Paradise Valley Athletic Club and the Fayetteville Country Club. You'll also want to check out the Springdale Country Club, Siloam Springs Country Club, Dawn Hill Golf and Racquet Club, the Island Golf Course, the Holiday Island Country Club, Lost Springs Golf Club, Big Sugar Golf Club and 7 beautiful courses at Bella Vista that include Bella Vista Country Club, Branchwood Golf Course, Dogwood Hill Golf Course and Highlands Golf Course. There are also the Kingswood Golf Course, the Metfield Golf Course and Scottsdale Golf Course. In addition, a number of very attractive and challenging 9-hole layouts are scattered throughout the region.
As you can tell, we offer a wealth of opportunities in Berryville and in Carroll County. Stop by our United Country office soon and let us help you make all those dreams come true.