Ashdown is a city in Little River County, Arkansas state. The population was estimated to be 4,781 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Little River County.
Much earlier in Ashdown’s development, there had been a Coca-Cola bottling plant, an ice plant, a pallet plant, a garment plant, a box factory, and many other small businesses that no longer exist. Currently, Ashdown is known for its timber industry, and Domtar Industries is a major employer there. Tourism is also a contributor to the economy here, with camping and fishing sites.