Place:Jackson, Arkansas, United States

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Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 17,997. The county seat is Newport. Jackson County is Arkansas's 23rd county, formed on November 5, 1829, and named for Andrew Jackson, the seventh President of the United States. Jackson was nearing the end of his second term when Arkansas was admitted to the Union in 1836.

Jackson County is represented in the Arkansas State Senate by the Republican Ronald R. Caldwell, a real estate businessman from Wynne in Cross County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1829 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1830 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1843 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1845 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1845 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1845 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 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 333
1840 1,540
1850 3,086
1860 10,493
1870 7,268
1880 10,877
1890 15,179
1900 18,383
1910 23,501
1920 25,446
1930 27,943
1940 26,427
1950 25,912
1960 22,843
1970 20,452
1980 21,646
1990 18,944

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