Foreman was born when the Arkansas and Choctaw Railroad was built from Ashdown to Arkinda in 1895. The railroad cut through virgin forest one mile north of old Rocky Comfort.

In 1900, a post office was established and named for Ben Foreman of Texarkana. Until approximately 1958 every deed or mortgage carried a description in the new town as being situated in New Rocky Comfort (Foreman). The stores in old Rocky Comfort were moved to the new town where the railroad was located.

The county seat was moved from Richmond to Foreman in 1902 but before a courthouse could be built, the county seat was moved to Ashdown in 1905.


  • REA
  • Walnut Hill Telephone
  • RDA Water
  • Foreman Municipal Water
  • CenterPoint Energy-ARKLA

To learn more about Foreman, visit us online at: Foreman Arkansas

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City Police (Local) 870-542-7602 or 7222