Place:Oil Trough, Independence, Arkansas, United States


NameOil Trough
Alt namesOil Trovesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS5014713
Coordinates35.617°N 91.45°W
Located inIndependence, Arkansas, United States
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Oil Trough is a town in Independence County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 260 at the 2010 census. The town is believed to have acquired its name in the early 19th century from a trough used to render bear fat, which was sold to customers in New Orleans. Oil Trough has been noted for its unusual place name.

Odell Pollard, a retired attorney from Searcy and the Arkansas Republican Party chairman from 1966–1970, graduated from Oil Trough High School.

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