Place:Miller, Arkansas, United States

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Miller is both a former and a current county in Arkansas.

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Former County

The first Miller County, established in 1820 by Arkansas Territory, included some population within the legal boundaries of Spanish Mexico and some within present-day Oklahoma; in 1830 the area reported as Miller was actually entirely within Mexico (Texas). By 1840, with the location of boundaries better understood, it no longer existed as an Arkansas county. The present Miller County was created in 1874.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1820 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census 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
1820 999
1830 356

Current County

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Miller County is a county located in the southwestern corner of the U.S. state of Arkansas. It is part of the Texarkana, Texas - Texarkana, Arkansas, Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the population was 43,462. The county seat is Texarkana. When first formed, Miller County was Arkansas's sixth county, established on April 1, 1820, and named for James Miller, the first governor of the Arkansas Territory. Additionally, Miller County was the first of the state's counties to be formed upon the creation of the Arkansas Territory. The first five — Arkansas, Lawrence, Clark, Hempstead and Pulaski — were formed during Arkansas's days as part of the Missouri Territory.

The county was abolished in 1838, and later recreated on December 22, 1874 from a portion of neighboring Lafayette County. [1]

Despite its proximity to Texas (which has no state personal income tax), Miller County residents are not exempt from Arkansas's state personal income tax unless they reside within the city limits of Texarkana. Miller County is also one of only two counties in Arkansas (along with Little River County) to be separated from all surrounding counties in the state by water — the Red River, in this case.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1874 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1874 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1875 Marriage 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 9,919
1890 14,714
1900 17,558
1910 19,555
1920 24,021
1930 30,586
1940 31,874
1950 32,614
1960 31,686
1970 33,385
1980 37,766
1990 38,467

Note: The first Miller County, established in 1820 by Arkansas Territory, included some population within the legal boundaries of Spanish Mexico and some within present-day Oklahoma; in 1830 the area reported as Miller was actually entirely within Mexico (Texas). By 1840, with the location of boundaries better understood, it no longer existed as an Arkansas county. The present Miller County was created in 1874.

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