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Transportation

Roadways

Gravette is located along several major transportation routes.

The new I-549 Hiwasse/Bella Vista Bypass travels north/south through the center of the Gravette city limits and AR Hwy. 279 enters the Hiwasse community from the south.

AR Hwy 59 follows the Kansas City Southern railroad line, passing by Gravette's Main Street business district.  The Missouri border lies 6 miles north of Gravette.

AR Hwy 72 connects Gravette to Bentonville which is 10.5 miles to the east and the Oklahoma border 22.5 miles to the west.

 Distance from Gravette to the following cities:

                      Bentonville, AR                           10.5 miles

                    Fort Smith, AR                             92.5 miles

                    Little Rock, AR                           222.0 miles

                    Siloam Springs, AR                   20.9 miles    

                    Joplin, MO                                    57.2 miles

                    Kansas City, MO                      207.0 miles

                    Springfield, MO                          116.0 miles

                    Tulsa, OK                                     104.0 miles

Railway

The Kansas City Southern railway travels south from Kansas City through Gravette.

Arthur E. Stillwell, founder of what is now Kansas City Southern, planned a north/south route from Kansas City to Port Arthur, TX.  The route took the railroad a few miles west of the original Nebo settlement in Chalk Valley.  Ellis Tillman and Laura Gravett signed a right of way agreement with the Kansas City, Pittsburg, and Gulf Railroad in 1893 and the City of Gravette was founded soon thereafter.