Welcome to Norfork, Arkansas
Norfork is located in the southeastern part of Baxter County only 4.8 miles below Norfork Dam where the North Fork and the White rivers converge. Approximately 10,000 visitors come each year to enjoy the natural beauty and excellent trout fishing. Another interest for tourists is the Wolf House, the oldest historical structure on it's original site built by Jacob Wolf in 1825. His brother, Rev. John wolf's cabin is on the same grounds overlooking the Norfork River. Another home on the Historical Register is the Davis House across the street from the Wolf House.
The population is stable, virtually all white, and homogeneous in regard to culture and values. it's a predominately Protestant community with three churches serving our lower middle class families. In most cases, both parents work outside the home. The per capita income for families was $17,500 in 1990 (Census of Population, U.S. Dept. of Commerce).
Perceptual surveys indicate the distribution of experienced workers both male and female to be: Homemakers only, 16%; Retired Disabled, 22%; Unemployed, 6.7%; Professional, Technical, Managerial, 31%; Machine Trades, 8%; Bench work, 7%; Structural, 16%; Other, 42%.
Sources for employment in Norfork include: Norfork General, metal fabrication; Everett's Sawmill, cedar products; boat docks, retail stores, bed/breakfast, auto repair, City of Norfork, and Norfork School District being the largest employer.
New development coming to Norfork includes a 24 unit apartment complex (federally funded), a 19 home subdivision, and a day care center.
Newspapers available include The Baxter Bulletin, (Mtn. Home), The Arkansas Democrat Gazette, (Little Rock), The White River Current, (Calico Rock), and The Home News, (Lone Rock).
The Baxter County Regional Airport, located 27 miles northwest of our community links our area to Dallas and St. Louis via a two-hour flight.
Medical facilities are the Baxter Regional Hospital in Mountain Home and the Calico Rock Medical Center in Calico Rock.
Post-secondary education/training is available through ASU, Mtn. Home, Ozarka Technical College, Melbourne, and NACTC in Harrison.