History of Des Arc

The history of Des Arc all started on the White River as early French traders came down the White River in the early 1700’s. The first known settlers here were Creoles Watts and East in about 1810. Fur was the chief commodity being sold on the New Orleans market as trappers made their way along the White River. The name Des Arc is in fact connected with the White River, meaning the bow or the bend or the curve.