Place:Independence, Arkansas, United States

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Independence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 36,647. The county seat is Batesville. Independence County is Arkansas's ninth county, formed on October 20, 1820, from a portion of Lawrence County and named to honor the Declaration of Independence. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

The Batesville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Independence County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1820 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1821 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1826 Marriage 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
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
1830 2,031
1840 3,669
1850 7,767
1860 14,307
1870 14,566
1880 18,086
1890 21,961
1900 22,557
1910 24,776
1920 23,976
1930 24,225
1940 25,643
1950 23,488
1960 20,048
1970 22,723
1980 30,147
1990 31,192

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