lets get started with the auto dealers license in Arkansas. Fayetteville is the county seat of Washington County, and the third largest city in Arkansas. The city is located in the county and is home to the University of Arkansas. Fayetteville is also deep in the mountains of Boston, a subset of the Ozarks. Known in Washington until 1829, the town was named for General Lafayette, a French general who helped the states have the liberty of the American Revolutionary War. It was first established November 3, 1836 and was rechartered in 1867. The four counties Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked 109th in terms of population in the United States with 463 204 in 2010 according to the Census Bureau US. The city had a population of 73 580 in 2010 census.