Due to the large number of holly trees which
grew along the railroad's path, the men building the track gave this new depot the name Holly when it first was built. The depot was known by this name until April 8, 1909.
At that point, a post office was opened, and the postmaster was forced to consider a name for the whole town. Holly, Hollywood and Greenwood were all tried, but there were already towns by those names located on the railroad line. At last it was suggested that, if they could not have Greenwood, perhaps Glenwood would be a satisfactory substitute.
Monthly rainfall averages 4.5 inches, with an average annual snowfall of 4 inches. Humidity normally hovers around 77% at peak times in the midday. Glenwood's average highs reach up to 91 degrees in the middle of summer, while lows can dip to 26 degrees in January.
Glenwood is a small town that offers the ultimate life-style living! We have the peaceful serenity of conducting our lives among friends with a true feeling of safety, yet have all the conveniences of today's technologies and recreational facilities at our doorstep.
There are several excellent public schools in the area; two major colleges within 32 miles, with Henderson State University and Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia. One junior college, Garland County Community College and one trade school, Quapaw Vo-Tech, in Hot Springs.
Glenwood general services include fire department, water, sewer and trash collection. Two medical clinics, dental clinic, two pharmacies, home health, retirement center, nursing home, Life Mobile and ambulance. National Park Medical Center's Home Touch Healthcare can provide you with skilled nursing care in the comfort of your own home, assuring that you are cared for morning, noon or night.
The nearby Ouachita National Forest is home to 35 recreation areas. It also offers more than 700 miles of trails of all types, including hiking, biking, equestrian, off-road vehicles and more. Test your marksmanship at one of 11 outdoor shooting ranges, or go down the river to one of the 5 float camps. There's plenty to do amidst the gorgeous pines of Ouachita.
Some say one of our best features is being located in the scenic Diamond Lakes Region of the Ouachita Mountains. Crystal hunting, fishing, water sports, hiking, golf, camping, sightseeing and horseback riding provide year-round opportunities for outdoor recreation.
The Ka-Do-Ha Indian Village is a pre-historic site that was populated by the Mound Builders approximately 1,000 years ago. Gaze backward into time and see decorative pottery and pipes which were fashioned by these artistic peoples. You can also see reconstructed mud and straw houses as you come to understand the customs of our area's natives.
Hot Springs is a tourist and retirement center about 25 miles northeast of Glenwood. The quartz crystal capital of the world with thoroughbred horse racing and thermal springs. Hot Springs is the boyhood home of President William Jefferson Clinton.
The Glenwood area abounds with enthusiasm and activities. We can boast of having one of the finest quality golf courses in the state, hosting the Dick Kelley Golf Classic, in addition to the Caddo River, one of the best for canoeing, swimming and fishing.
The area also offers the only diamond mine in the world that allows you to keep