Place:Greene, Arkansas, United States

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NameGreene
Alt namesGreen Countysource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5024184
Greenesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.117°N 90.55°W
Located inArkansas, United States     (1833 - )
See alsoClay, Arkansas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Craighead, Arkansas, United StatesChild county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
Lawrence, Arkansas, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Greene County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 42,090. The county seat is Paragould, which sits atop Crowley's Ridge.

The Paragould Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Greene County. The Paragould Micropolitan Statistical Area is also part of the larger Jonesboro–Paragould Combined Statistical Area.

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History

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The first settler to the area was Benjamin Crowley of Kentucky who arrived in 1821 and established a home about 12 miles west of Paragould.

Greene County was formed on 5 November 1833 out of portions of Lawrence County and contained portions of present Clay and Craighead counties. The county was named after Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene. The original county seat was in Benjamin Crowley's home. By 1836, when Arkansas became a state, the county seat was located at a settlement called "Paris" (not to be confused with present-day Paris, Arkansas).

In 1848 a national highway was put through and the county seat was moved to the community of Gainesville, Arkansas which had a reputation as a relatively lawless town. The county seat remained there until 1883 when it was moved to the new town of Paragould. The residents of Gainesville opposed the move and it is reported that shots were fired and tempers were high. A new courthouse was built in 1888 and the building still survives in downtown Paragould.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1833 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1858 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1871 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1876 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1876 Probate 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
1840 1,586
1850 2,593
1860 5,843
1870 7,573
1880 7,480
1890 12,908
1900 16,979
1910 23,852
1920 26,105
1930 26,127
1940 30,204
1950 29,149
1960 25,198
1970 24,765
1980 30,744
1990 31,804

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