West Memphis is a city located in Crittenden County, Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 27,666. It was made famous when three children were killed there -- specifically in the Robin Hood Hills -- in 1993. Three people, known as the West Memphis 3, were convicted of the crime, but are claimed to be innocent by some.
West Memphis was the home of Sonny Boy Williamson II, influential blues singer and harmonica player. One of his songs, "West Memphis Blues", tells the story of how his home there was damaged by fire in 1949. The song mentions several local personalities, white and black, who supported him when he was falsely accused of arson.
Web Sites and Links
Southland Greyhound ParkDetails on the racing schedule, betting, track news, simulcast information, and the grayhounds season.
The City Of West MemphisOfficial site containing city department and services information. Schedule of events and contact information provided.
West Memphis (AWM) AirportTechnical information about this general aviation facility, with a photo.
West Memphis Chamber of CommerceOverview of the demographics and commercial development in the area. Directory of services in the business and industry fields.