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Arkansas Counties

The first of the Arkansas' seventy-five present-day counties created, Arkansas County was formed on 13 December 1813, when this area was part of the Missouri Territory.

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Arkansas Counties: History and Information

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Brief history of Arkansas Counties: Flags of Our NationArkansas is a state located in the Southern region of the United States. Arkansas shares borders with six states: Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi Louisiana, Texas and Oklahoma, is the 29th most extensive and the 32nd most populous of the 50 United States. The capital and most populous city is Little Rock. On June 15, 1836, the state of Arkansas was admitted to the Union as the 25th state.

The first of the state's 75 present-day counties to be created, Arkansas County was formed on 13 December 1813, when this area was part of the Missouri Territory.

Five counties were organized when Arkansas was established as a territory to the United States in 1819. They were Arkansas, Clark, Hempstead, Lawrence and Pulaski. These counties had been carved out of the Territory of Missouri and from American Indian lands. The titles to the Indian lands are extinguished and today the counties number 75.

There are 75 counties in the state of Arkansas. Arkansas is tied with Mississippi for the most counties with two county seats, at ten

History of Arkansas Counties
County 2000
Population
Square
Miles
County Seat Created
Arkansas County 20,749 988 DeWitt 1813
Ashley County 24,209 921 Hamburg 1848
Baxter County 38,386 554 Mountain Home 1873
Benton County 153,406 843 Bentonville 1836
Boone County 33,948 591 Harrison 1869
Bradley County 12,600 651 Warren 1840
Calhoun County 5,744 628 Hampton 1850
Carroll County 25,357 634 Berryville 1833
Chicot County 14,117 644 Lake Village 1823
Clark County 23,546 866 Arkadelphia
Clay County 17,609 639 Piggott 1873
Cleburne County 24,046 553 Heber Springs 1883
Cleveland County 8,571 598 Rison 1873
Columbia County 25,603 766 Magnolia 1852
Conway County 20,336 556 Morrilton 1825
Craighead County 82,148 711 Jonesboro 1859
Crawford County 53,247 596 Van Buren 1820
Crittenden County 50,866 610 Marion 1825
Cross County 19,526 616 Wynne 1862
Dallas County 9,210 668 Fordyce 1845
Desha County 15,341 765 Arkansas City 1838
Drew County 18,723 828 Monticello 1846
Faulkner County 86,014 647 Conway 1873
Franklin County 17,771 610 Ozark 1837
Fulton County 11,642 618 Salem 1842
Garland County 88,068 678 Hot Springs 1873
Grant County 16,464 632 Sheridan 1869
Greene County 37,331 578 Paragould 1833
Hempstead County 23,587 729 Hope
Hot Spring County 30,353 615 Malvern 1829
Howard County 14,300 588 Nashville 1873
Independence County 34,233 764 Batesville 1820
Izard County 13,249 581 Melbourne 1825
Jackson County 18,418 634 Newport 1829
Jefferson County 84,278 885 Pine Bluff 1829
Johnson County 22,781 662 Clarksville 1833
Lafayette County 8,559 526 Lewisville 1827
Lawrence County 17,774 587 Walnut Ridge 1815
Lee County 12,580 602 Marianna 1873
Lincoln County 14,492 561 Star City 1871
Little River County 13,628 532 Ashdown 1867
Logan County 22,486 710 Paris 1871
Lonoke County 52,828 766 Lonoke 1873
Madison County 14,243 837 Huntsville 1836
Marion County 16,140 598 Yellville 1835
Miller County 40,443 624 Texarkana 1862
Mississippi County 51,979 898 Blytheville 1883
Monroe County 10,254 607 Clarendon 1839
Montgomery County 9,245 781 Mount Ida 1842
Nevada County 9,955 620 Prescott 1871
Newton County 8,608 823 Jasper 1842
Ouachita County 28,790 732 Camden 1842
Perry County 10,209 551 Perryville 1840
Phillips County 26,445 693 Helena 1820
Pike County 11,303 603 Murfreesboro 1833
Poinsett County 25,614 758 Harrisburg 1838
Polk County 20,229 860 Mena 1844
Pope County 54,469 812 Russellville 1829
Prairie County 9,539 646 Des Arc 1846
Pulaski County 361,474 771 Little Rock 1818
Randolph County 18,195 652 Pocahontas 1835
Saline County 83,529 725 Benton 1835
Scott County 10,996 894 Waldron 1833
Searcy County 8,261 667 Marshall 1838
Sebastian County 115,071 536 Fort Smith 1851
Sevier County 15,757 564 De Queen 1828
Sharp County 17,119 604 Ash Flat 1868
St. Francis County 29,329 634 Forrest City 1827
Stone County 11,499 607 Mountain View 1873
Union County 45,629 1,039 El Dorado 1829
Van Buren County 16,192 712 Clinton 1833
Washington County 157,715 950 Fayetteville 1828
White County 67,165 1,034 Searcy 1835
Woodruff County 8,741 587 Augusta 1862
Yell County 21,139 928 Danville 1840
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