Place:Yell, Arkansas, United States

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Yell County is a county in the US state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 22,185. The county has two county seats, Dardanelle and Danville. Yell County is Arkansas's 41st county, formed on December 5, 1840 and named after Archibald Yell, who was the state's first member of the United States House of Representatives and the second governor of Arkansas; he later was killed in combat at the Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican-American War. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Yell County is part of the Russellville Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1840 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1845 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1849 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1850 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1865 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1865 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

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1850 3,341
1860 6,333
1870 8,048
1880 13,852
1890 18,015
1900 22,750
1910 26,323
1920 25,655
1930 21,313
1940 20,970
1950 14,057
1960 11,940
1970 14,208
1980 17,026
1990 17,759

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