West Fork, nestled in the Ozark Mountains, is ten miles south of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, Arkansas, and a half-hour drive to the home offices of Wal-Mart and Tyson. West Fork is nearby to popular destinations such as the Crystal Bridges Museum, Beaver Lake, Devil's Den State Park with hiking and biking trails, and the War Eagle Mill Arts and Crafts Fair. West Fork was founded in the 1880s on the banks of the West Fork of the White River. Founded by the timber industry, milling, and railroad commerce, our historic homes, parks, library, Farmers Market and community events preserve a small town feel in an area of rapid growth with a diverse and an expanding economy. Our beautiful Ozark Mountain scenery, mild four seasons, one of the best school districts in Arkansas, and opportunities for employment, recreation and higher education, make West Fork "Where the Best Begins".
As the incoming Mayor I would like to wish the citizens of West Fork and the surrounding areas a Happy New Year. Moving into 2017 the opportunities available to West Fork are very exciting; my sincere hope is that you will join with me in positive anticipation of what this year holds for West Fork. I am inviting and encouraging your participation, as well as your ideas concerning growth and betterment of our Great City. If you have questions, concerns, or want to get involved with the future of our city please attend a council/committee meeting or contact myself or one of our city council members. I look forward to working with and for you as we continue to grow and strengthen our community.Mayor Heith Caudle