Serving nineteen counties in four states, modern Texarkana is alive and kicking! Everything from manufacturing and agriculture to medicine, transportation, education and retail support the diverse economy, and a temperate climate with a host of recreational and entertainment opportunities make the city ideal for both visitors and locals.
The origins of the city's name are unclear and are hotly contested by residents. The name is most often credited to Colonel Gus Knobel, a railroad surveyor who was working on the Iron Mountain Railroad right-of-way from Little Rock. As the story goes, Knobel nailed a board to a tree after writing "Tex-Ark-Ana" on it and remarking that a town of the same name would one day be built in that spot. Though he thought he was in the spot where Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana converged, Colonel Knobel was actually 30 miles away from the Louisiana border. Nevertheless, the name stuck!
The Country Inn & Suites invites you to discover what makes the unique historic attractions in Texarkana, TX worth a visit. There is something for everyone in this great city, from historic homes and annual festivals to performing arts, professional baseball, shopping, outdoor adventures, stock car races, art exhibits, recreational sports and outstanding restaurants. Plan your visit to see what makes local residents proud to call Texarkana home.
The comfortable and affordable Country Inn & Suites is also perfect for corporate travelers, since the hotel is within minutes of International Paper, the Red River Army Depot, Fulton Power plant, Cooper Tire and Texas A&M-Texarkana.