Twist, Arkansas

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Twist is an unincorporated community in Cross County, Arkansas, USA.[1] Twist was named after a nearby plantation of the same name.[2]

Twist was mentioned in the B.B. King song "Lucille" as the location of a club where he once played. It was at this club in Twist where a woman named Lucille started a fight which set the place on fire. Because of this incident, King named his famous guitar Lucille.

Blues musician Little Mack Simmons (1933-2000[3][4]) was born in Twist.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Twist, Arkansas
  2. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 135. 
  3. ^ "Overview". Retrieved December 18, 2009. 
  4. ^ Obituary at


Coordinates: 35°22′34″N 90°30′26″W / 35.37611°N 90.50722°W / 35.37611; -90.50722