The general area of the Ark-La-Tex highlighted within the United States.

The Ark-La-Tex, Arklatex, or ArkLaTex is a U.S. socio-economic region where Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma intersect. Some prefer the more inclusive Arklatexoma. The region is centered on the Shreveport/Bossier metropolitan area in Northwest Louisiana, although Marshall in Northeast Texas, Natchitoches, Louisiana, and both Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana, Arkansas retain a large degree of autonomy. Most of the region is located in the Piney Woods, an ecoregion of dense forest of mixed deciduous and conifer flora. The forests are periodically punctuated by sloughs and bayous that are linked to larger bodies of water such as Caddo Lake or the Red River.


In Arkansas: Arkadelphia, Ashdown, Camden, Delight, De Queen, El Dorado, Fouke, Glenwood, Hope, Magnolia, Mena, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Stamps, and Texarkana.

In Louisiana: Benton, Bernice, Blanchard, Bossier City, Greenwood, Hosston, Mansfield, Many, Minden, Mooringsport, Natchitoches, Plain Dealing, Pleasant Hill, Ruston, Sarepta, Shongaloo, Shreveport, Springhill, Vivian, and Zwolle

In Oklahoma: Antlers, Broken Bow, Haworth, Hugo, and Idabel.

In Texas: Atlanta, Athens, Bonham, Carthage, Clarksville, Crockett, Daingerfield, De Kalb, Gilmer, Hallsville, Henderson, Hooks, Jacksonville, Jefferson, Kilgore, Longview, Lufkin, Marshall, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Nacogdoches, Naples, New Boston, New London, Omaha, Paris, Pittsburg, Scottsville, Sulphur Springs, Tatum, Texarkana, Tyler, Waskom

Famous natives[]

  • Trace Adkins
  • Maya Angelou
  • Terry Bradshaw
  • Earl Campbell
  • Glen Campbell
  • William Childress
  • Van Cliburn
  • Bill Clinton
  • Johnnie L. Cochran
  • David Crowder
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Clint Dempsey
  • James L. Farmer
  • George Foreman
  • Lefty Frizzell
  • John Wesley Hardin
  • James Pinckney Henderson
  • Don Henley
  • Jim Hogg
  • Mike Huckabee
  • Lamar Hunt
  • Alphonso Jackson
  • Lady Bird Johnson
  • Scott Joplin
  • Freddy King
  • Alan Ladd
  • Joe R. Lansdale
  • Tracy Lawrence
  • Huddy Ledbetter
  • Jared Leto
  • Shannon Leto
  • Jeff Mangum
  • Matthew McConaughey
  • Neal McCoy
  • Don Meredith
  • Craig Monroe
  • Bill Moyers
  • Ross Perot
  • Jim Reeves
  • Tex Ritter
  • Eddie Robinson
  • Billy Sims
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd
  • Hal Sutton
  • B. J. Thomas
  • Billy Bob Thornton
  • David Toms
  • Jeremiah Trotter
  • Walter Prescott Webb
  • Forrest Whitaker
  • Hank Williams, Jr.
  • Lee Ann Womack

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