Varner, Arkansas

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Unincorporated community
Varner is located in Arkansas
Location within the state of Arkansas
Coordinates: 34°02′18″N 91°37′08″W / 34.03833°N 91.61889°W / 34.03833; -91.61889Coordinates: 34°02′18″N 91°37′08″W / 34.03833°N 91.61889°W / 34.03833; -91.61889
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Lincoln
Elevation 177 ft (54 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 57220[1]

Varner is an unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Arkansas, United States. Its elevation is 177 ft (54 m).[1] It is located southeast of Little Rock.[2]


Around 1958 Varner, which had five residents, had a crossroads gas station and a store.[3]

By 1975, parts of the area were within the boundary of the Cummins Unit.[4]

Government and infrastructure[edit]

The Cummins/Varner Volunteer Fire Department provides fire services.[5] The station is along Arkansas Highway 388.[6]

Varner houses the Arkansas Department of Correction Varner Unit.[7][8] The Cummins Unit is located nearby.[9] The main campus of the Riverside Vocational Technical School is located behind the Varner Unit.[10]


  1. ^ a b "Varner, Arkansas". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Parker, Suzi. "Mother set for execution Arkansas woman not asking for clemency." The Dallas Morning News. May 2, 2000. Retrieved on March 4, 2011. "The 28-year-old nurse convicted of murdering her two small children in 1997 is scheduled to receive lethal injection Tuesday after 6 p.m. in the Cummins prison unit in Varner, southeast of Little Rock."
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project. Arkansas: A Guide to the State. US History Publishers, 1958. 277. Retrieved from Google Books on March 5, 2011. ISBN 1-60354-004-0, ISBN 978-1-60354-004-9
  4. ^ "190 km SW of Memphis, Tennessee, United States 7/1/1975." Microsoft Research Maps. Retrieved on September 24, 2011.
  5. ^ "Fire Department Ratings." Fox 16. Retrieved on March 5, 2011.
  6. ^ "Cummings Volunteer Fire Station." [sic] United States Geological Survey. Retrieved on May 5, 2011. "State Highway 388, Grady, Ar 71644"
  7. ^ "Escaped killer suspect in murder." Eugene Register-Guard. Tuesday October 5, 1999. 2A. Retrieved from Google News (2 of 21) on March 5, 2011. "Williams escaped from the Cummins Unit maximum-security prison in Varner[...]"
  8. ^ "New hearing ordered for 3 in Ark. scout deaths." Associated Press at the Worcester Telegram. Wednesday September 29, 2010. Retrieved on March 5, 2011. "Damien Echols is interviewed in the visiting area of the Arkansas Department of Correction Varner Unit prison in Varner,"
  9. ^ "Arkansas killer plans no more appeals He is to die Wednesday in '84 death of trooper." Associated Press at The Dallas Morning News. April 18, 1995. Retrieved on March 5, 2011. "[...] and he was transferred to the death watch cell at the Cummins Unit near Varner."
  10. ^ "Campuses." Riverside Vocational Technical School. Retrieved on March 6, 2011.