Place:Searcy, Arkansas, United States

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Searcy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 8,195. The county seat is Marshall. The county was formed December 13, 1838, from a portion of Marion County and named for Richard Searcy, the first clerk and judge in the Arkansas Territory. The city of Searcy, Arkansas, some seventy miles away, shares the name despite having never been part of Searcy County. The county is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1838 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1866 Land 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
1881 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1881 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1881 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 936
1850 1,979
1860 5,271
1870 5,614
1880 7,278
1890 9,664
1900 11,988
1910 14,825
1920 14,590
1930 11,056
1940 11,942
1950 10,424
1960 8,124
1970 7,731
1980 8,847
1990 7,841

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