When President Thomas Jefferson negotiated the Louisiana purchase from France, Fort Smith became the farthest western border of the United States, and by 1817 the US Government had set up a military base at this location. Today, Fort Smith is the second largest city in all of Arkansas, with a population of just under one hundred thousand.
Fort Smith has a lot to offer! Lots to do at night--clubs, bars, and restaurants. And there is a lot to do during the day-mall, movie theaters, and parks to take the kids.