Hot Springs takes its name from the natural thermal water that flows from 47 springs on the western slope of Hot Springs Mountain in the historic downtown district of the city. About a million gallons of 143-degree (64 °C) water flows from the springs each day. Hot Springs National Park is the oldest federal reserve in the USA, and the tourist trade brought by the famous springs make it a very successful spa town. It is famous for being the childhood home of President of the United States Bill Clinton.
LDS Members make up 1.27% of the population of Hot Springs, AR. The state of Arkansas has 27,559 members, 5 stakes , 35 wards and 27 branches, and 1 mission.
Elders Wilford Woodruff and Henry Brown arrived as missionaries in Bentonville on January 28, 1835. Woodruff’s teachings led to the baptism of a Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Hubbel, the first converts in Arkansas, on 22 February 1835. The year 1857 marked a tragic era in Church history in Arkansas. Elder Parley P. Pratt was murdered on May 13, 1857 near Alma, Arkansas.