A Brief History of Fort Smith
- The city of Fort Smith is the second-largest city in the state of Arkansas, after Little Rock, with a population of over 87,000 residents, and also anchors the Fort Smith metropolitan area, home to just under 300,000 people. Founded as a small military outpost in 1817 during the initial exploration of Arkansas, Fort Smith was abandoned in the 1820’s and bought by a private investor, who promised the federal government (who owned the land at the time) that Fort Smith would blossom as a civilian town – and he was right. During the 1840’s and 1850’s, Fort Smith grew rapidly and the federal government re-established their military presence there, particularly to help deter Native Americans from raiding the blossoming town. Learn more about Fort Smith via the city’s official website.
What to Expect When Shipping to or from Fort Smith
- Fort Smith sits on the western border with Oklahoma, right along Interstate 40. I-40 is a major east-west interstate that many car shippers will travel along during their trips across the country, though the stretch of I-40 that runs through Arkansas, Oklahoma and further west is not as popular as the parts in the east, as there are few major cities west of Fort Smith, save for Oklahoma City. Fort Smith is the only major metro area along the stretch of I-40 between Little Rock and Oklahoma City, and is roughly equidistant from both; it makes for a good layover spot along that stretch of I-40 that some shippers will take advantage of, and with a metro area of close to 300,000 residents there are plenty of opportunities to find new freight into and out of the area. On the whole, shipping to Fort Smith may be a bit more expensive due to the fact that there’s no connection to major interstates along the stretch of I-40 that it sits on, which reduces access to other areas; however, it shouldn’t be that bad considering it’s less than a day away from both Little Rock and Oklahoma City, which do have intersections with major interstates.
How to get a Free Fort Smith Auto Shipping Quote
- If you are interested in getting a free car transport quote to ship your vehicle to or from Fort Smith, Arkansas, Webster Hauling can help you with it. We work with the best auto transporters in the industry to get your vehicle moved from wherever you need it picked up from to wherever you need it shipped to. You can call us at 888-333-6343 for a free car transport quote, or you can take a minute to fill out our free online quote request form to the right and get a quote emailed to you within the next hour. We here at Webster Hauling are proud to help you with all your vehicle shipping needs, so call or fill out our form today to get the best service from one of the best companies in the industry.