Special Bulletin: Van Buren County Budget Meeting Monday December 17th at 6:00pm.

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Van Buren County borders Greers Ferry Lake and also contains part of the Ozark Mountains. We are an ideal tourist destination for safe and wholesome outdoor vacations for the individual, couple, group, or family. The landscape is rugged and mountainous to the north and rolling to the south.

Christmas Traditions in Arkansas

Christmas was first declared a federal holiday in 1870 but Arkansas was one of the first states to declare it a holiday in 1838, just two years after statehood. Many of our Christmas traditions stem from European traditions celebrating Christmas and other winter holidays. When immigrants arrived in Arkansas they brought these traditions with them:

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