Place:Johnson, Arkansas, United States

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Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas originally created from a portion of Pope County. As of 2010, the population was 25,540. The county seat is Clarksville. Johnson County is Arkansas's 30th county, formed on November 16, 1833, and named for Ben Johnson, a Territorial Judge. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

The Ada Mills Bridge links the Arkansas River between Johnson and Logan counties. It is named for Ada Mills, a former Republican political activist who lobbied for the structure for forty years before its completion.

The notorious bandit Bill Doolin, the founder of the Wild Bunch, was born in Johnson County in 1858 and shot to death on capture in Oklahoma in 1896.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1833 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Land 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
1841 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1844 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1855 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
1840 3,433
1850 5,227
1860 7,612
1870 9,152
1880 11,565
1890 16,758
1900 17,448
1910 19,698
1920 21,062
1930 19,289
1940 18,795
1950 16,138
1960 12,421
1970 13,630
1980 17,423
1990 18,221

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