Place:Chicot, Arkansas, United States

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Chicot County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population is 11,800. The county seat is Lake Village. Chicot County is Arkansas's tenth county, formed on October 25, 1823, and named after Point Chicot on the Mississippi River. It is part of the Arkansas Delta, historically important for cotton cultivation.

Landmarks around the county include Lake Chicot, North America's largest oxbow lake and Arkansas's largest natural lake; the site of Charles Lindbergh's first night-time flight; and the legendary burial site of Hernando De Soto, near Lake Village.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1823 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1823 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1824 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1839 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 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
1830 1,165
1840 3,806
1850 5,115
1860 9,234
1870 7,214
1880 10,117
1890 11,419
1900 14,528
1910 21,987
1920 21,749
1930 22,646
1940 27,452
1950 22,306
1960 18,990
1970 18,164
1980 17,793
1990 15,713

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