Founded in 1853, Magnolia is a city in Columbia County, Arkansas and had a population just under 12,000 as of the 2010 census. Magnolia is home to the World’s Largest Charcoal Grill and the World Championship Steak Cookoff, a popular event in the annual Magnolia Blossom Festival.

Magnolia’s Development

The discovery of the Magnolia Oil Field in the late 1930s was significant both for Magnolia’s economy and the nation’s as a whole. Indeed, the Magnolia Oil Field was the largest producing field during the first few years of World War II.

Magnolia Today

Today, Magnolia’s economy is primarily focused on heavy industrial corporations, such as Albemarle Corporation’s Bromine Products Division, Amfuel and Sapa Group. Deltic and Weyerhauser also have locations in Magnolia. The largest non-industrial employers in Magnolia include the Magnolia Public School System, Southern Arkansas University, Columbia County Government and Magnolia Hospital.

Notable residents include Charlaine Harris of Sookie Stackhouse/”True Blood” fame; former Arkansas governor Sidney McMath; businessman, billionaire, and former presidential candidate Henry Ross Perot; and former defensive end in the NFL Carl Wafer.

Graham Law Firm & Magnolia

Led by accomplished attorney David C. Graham, Graham Law Firm is a community legal resource. Clients come to Graham Law Firm for all of their bankruptcy, personal injury, Social Security and estate planning needs. Mr. Graham employs a warm and friendly approach to working with his clients, and an equally enthusiastic and aggressive approach in court.

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