Place:Sharp, Arkansas, United States

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NameSharp
Alt namesSharpsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.15°N 91.517°W
Located inArkansas, United States     (1868 - )
See alsoLawrence, Arkansas, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Sharp County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 17,264. The county seat is Ash Flat. The county was formed on July 18, 1868, and named for Ephraim Sharp, a state legislator from the area.

Sharp County was featured on the PBS program Independent Lens for its 1906 "banishment" of all of its Black residents. A local newspaper at the time was quoted as saying that " The community is better off without them."

Timeline

Date Event Source
1868 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1870 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1880 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1880 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
1880 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
1870 5,400
1880 9,047
1890 10,418
1900 12,199
1910 11,688
1920 11,132
1930 10,715
1940 11,497
1950 8,999
1960 6,319
1970 8,233
1980 14,607
1990 14,109

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