The former Ouachita-Maynard Academy, a forerunner to Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia in southern Arkansas, was located in Maynard. The federal attorney Drew Bowers, a native of Pocahontas attended the academy c. 1895 before he transferred to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
Settled in the late 19th century, Maynard is home to the Maynard Pioneer Museum and Park. Behind the Maynard Community Center is a unique jail. Built in 1936, its door is made of wagon wheel rims. The last time it was used was in 1988, when it temporarily housed Richard Head, charged with public intoxication. However, it mostly serves today as a tourist site visited by more than nine thousand persons annually.
Maynard has one convenience store, the Shamrock Quik-Mart, named after the plant of the same name (binomial name Oxalis acetosella).
In January 2011, Verizon, Inc. erected a cellular phone tower (CDMA/3G) on the outskirts of Maynard.