Place:Phillips, Arkansas, United States

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Phillips County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,757. The county seat is Helena-West Helena. Phillips County is Arkansas's seventh county, formed on May 1, 1820, and named for Sylvanus Phillips, the area's first-known white settler and representative to the first Territorial Legislature of the Arkansas Territory. 237 people were lynched there in 1919 during the Elaine race riot, making Phillips County the site of the largest number of lynchings in U.S. history.

The Helena-West Helena, AR Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Phillips County.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1820 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1820 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1831 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 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
1820 1,201
1830 1,152
1840 3,547
1850 6,935
1860 14,877
1870 15,372
1880 21,262
1890 25,341
1900 26,561
1910 33,535
1920 44,530
1930 40,683
1940 45,970
1950 46,254
1960 43,997
1970 40,046
1980 34,772
1990 28,838

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