ABC’s ‘Bachelor’ Fans Want to Know Where the Heck is Hoxie, Ark?
Raven Gates is a 25 year old fashion boutique owner from Hoxie, Ark., and is vying for the love of bachelor Nick Viall on the television show The Bachelor on ABC. I live in Arkansas but as soon as they announced her hometown I said, "Where in the heck is Hoxie?"
Gates is beautiful, smart, has a great sense of humor and owns her own business -- all the characteristics that any bachelor should be looking for in a wife. She is also from the “Natural State” of Arkansas so that makes her my hometown girl. So where exactly is Hoxie, Ark.? Here it is:
Hoxie is close to Whiskerville and Walnut Corner neither of which rang any bells for me so I went a little further out to find a larger town that I recognized and saw that Jonesboro, Ark., is about 30 minutes southeast of Hoxie. That puts Hoxie in the northern half of Arkansas.
Here is Hoxie in relation to Texarkana -- about a four-hour drive northeast.
Anyway, if you've been watching the first couple of episodes, you got to witness our Arkansas hometown girl teach the bachelor how to do the Hog Call. If he plans to get down on one knee to propose to Gates, knowing how to call the hogs is a must.
Based on the previews of the season it looks like our Arkansas girl goes far into the finals -- or does she go to the finish? Watch and see with the rest of us, no spoilers here.