September 7, 1903
The city of Strong (Union County) was incorporated. Strong, located seven miles north of the Louisiana border, was founded in the early twentieth century as a settlement along the railroad tracks. Originally named Victoria, the settlement grew quickly. Later rechristened as Strong, it became an important shipping station for local farm products, especially cotton. Twenty-first-century Strong is a thriving community of more than 500 with about sixty officially recognized businesses and organizations. In the early twenty-first century, the school system was consolidated with the nearby Huttig District. Students in grades K–12 attend classes in the Strong-Huttig School District, consisting of Strong-Huttig High School and Gardner-Strong Elementary School, both located in Strong.