Place:Lonoke, Arkansas, United States

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Lonoke County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 68,356 at the 2010 United States Census. The county seat is at Lonoke, while Cabot is the largest city in the county. Lonoke County is included in the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is also an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Lonoke County is Arkansas's 70th county, formed on 16 April 1873. Its name originates from a "lone oak" tree that stood on the site of the present county seat; the red oak tree was used as a local landmark by a railroad surveyor. Among Arkansas's 75 counties, it is the only one to share its name with its county seat.

The county is the location of the Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery, Toltec Mounds State Park, and the Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery — one of the world's largest working fish hatcheries.

The county is served by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in North Little Rock.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1873 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1873 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
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
1880 12,146
1890 19,263
1900 22,544
1910 27,983
1920 33,400
1930 33,759
1940 29,802
1950 27,278
1960 24,551
1970 26,249
1980 34,518
1990 39,268

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