Fayetteville Arkansas, University of Arkansas--Old Main Overview

Fayetteville Arkansas, University of Arkansas--Old Main Overview
Overview of Fayetteville, AR

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Arkansas’ 1st Bilingual Post Office Opens in Springdale

According to newspaper estimates, the Hispanic population of Washington County increased 73% from 2000 to 2005, bringing the total to more than 22,000 people. During the same time frame Benton County’s Hispanic population increased 78%, to approximately 24,000 people.

With those figures in mind, it is good news that a bilingual (English/Spanish) U.S. Post Office is now open in Springdale. It’s located in the southeast section of the city, in a tiny strip mall at the intersection of Hwy. 265 and Electric Avenue.

Post Office officials say this is a first for Arkansas, but will definitely not be the last. Several more bilingual post offices are on the horizon for Arkansas.

Long lines at existing post offices testify to the need for more locations. In addition to providing a much-needed service to our Spanish-speaking neighbors, the new Post Office also serves as a convenient place for everyone to purchase stamps and mail packages. Located within a retail business, it is open all day, every day, Monday through Saturday. How’s that for convenience?

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