50 miles from Little Rock, AR is Searcy, AR which is home to Harding University. Harding, a private 4-year university, was established in 1924 and is affiliated with the Church of Christ. The campus sits on 350 acres of a rural small town (it is the center of town) and its buildings are of a contemporary architecture. Located in White County, which is a dry county (alcohol is prohibited), Harding incorporates several conservative policies in its culture. Many esteemed local politicians and professionals have graduated from Harding University.