White County Courthouse in 1903

White County, Arkansas

White County Historical Society

White County:  Offering hometown healthcare throughout the ages


For many years, White County has been a center for health.  Initially, the area contained one hospital run by a nurse in her five-room home.  But healthcare has changed dramatically.  Today, White County Medical Center offers two state-of-the-art facilities with a combined total of 438 licensed beds.  Below is a timeline highlighting major events in the history of medicine in White County.  For a more complete account, please reference the coffee-table book that has been published in honor of White County Medical Center’s 40th anniversary.  It is available in WCMC’s marketing department.  For more information, call (501) 380-1050.