About This Place
Cave City is a city in Independence and Sharp counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The population was 1,946 at the 2000 census. The city was named for a large cave underneath the Crystal River Tourist Camp, which is the oldest motor court in Arkansas. Cave City is known for its award winning "world's sweetest" watermelons and holds an annual watermelon festival in August.
Cave City was the home of the controversial newspaper editor Joseph H. Weston, whose Sharp Citizen forced a major change in Arkansas libel law.
Cave City is located at 35°56′53″N 91°33′3″W / 35.94806°N 91.55083°W / 35.94806; -91.55083 (35.948087, -91.550952). The town is located above the Crystal River, an underground river within Crystal River Cave for which the town is named.