Place:Desha, Arkansas, United States

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Desha County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,008. The county seat is Arkansas City. Desha County is Arkansas's 40th county, formed on December 12, 1838, and named for Captain Benjamin Desha who fought in the War of 1812.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1838 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1839 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1852 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1940 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
1840 1,598
1850 2,911
1860 6,459
1870 6,125
1880 8,973
1890 10,324
1900 11,511
1910 15,274
1920 20,297
1930 21,814
1940 27,160
1950 25,155
1960 20,770
1970 18,761
1980 19,760
1990 16,798

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