Place:Arkansas, Arkansas, United States

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Arkansas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,019. The county has two county seats, De Witt and Stuttgart. The first of the state's 75 present-day counties to be created, Arkansas County was formed on 13 December 1813 and is named after the Arkansas Indian tribe.

Arkansas County is one of seven counties in the United States to share the same name as the state they are located in (the other six counties are Hawaii County, Idaho County, Iowa County, New York County, Oklahoma County, and Utah County).

Timeline

Date Event Source
1808 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1809 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1810 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1813 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1819 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1890 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1810 1,062
1820 1,260
1830 1,426
1840 1,346
1850 3,245
1860 8,844
1870 8,268
1880 8,038
1890 11,432
1900 12,973
1910 16,103
1920 21,483
1930 22,300
1940 24,437
1950 23,665
1960 23,355
1970 23,347
1980 24,175
1990 21,653

Note: Total for 1810 is population of Arkansas District, Louisiana Territory. Total for 1890 includes 32 Indians in prison, not reported by county.

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