Calico Rock was an important river port on the Upper
White River as early as the first half of the 1800s.
says the town was named when an early explorer of the White River
Valley saw the beautiful limestone bluff and called it "The
Calico Rocks" because it resembled the calico fabric
used to make women's dresses.
Calico Rock, population 1,545 (2010 U.S. Census), has fine schools, a hospital, and numerous
retail establishments along with a historic downtown area which hosts
thousands of visitors each year. Deep in the heart of the Ozarks,
the little city casts its spell on many who decide to make Calico
Rock their new home.
a beautiful part of the Ozarks and directly on the
banks of the famous White River, Calico Rock invites you
to visit. Maybe you'll decide to come and make your home
Our active Industrial Development Council, Chamber of Commerce,
and other civic organizations welcome any questions you might have
on establishing your business to our area.
We offer a quiet atmosphere, rich in the joys of small town living, and
with amenities which make this a special place to live.
Calico Rock Museum - "Birth of the Ozarks: Interactive exhibit shows Native American history" article - Click here to view