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Arkansas counties

There are 75 counties in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Arkansas is tied with Mississippi for the most counties with two county seats, at ten.

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List

County
FIPS Code
[1]
County seat
[2]
Established
[2]
Origin
Etymology
Population
[2]
Area
[2]
Map
Arkansas County 001 De Witt, and
Stuttgart
1813 1st County (Eastern Arkansas) A variant pronunciation of the Quapaw Native American people &0000000000020749.00000020,749 &0000000000000988.000000988 sq mi
(&0000000000002559.0000002,559 km2)
State map highlighting Arkansas County
Ashley County 003 Hamburg 1848 Drew and Union Counties Chester Ashley (1791-1848), a U.S. Senator from Arkansas &0000000000024209.00000024,209 &0000000000000921.000000921 sq mi
(&0000000000002385.0000002,385 km2)
State map highlighting Ashley County
Baxter County 005 Mountain Home 1873 Fulton, Izard, Marion, and Searcy Counties Elisha Baxter (1827-1899), a Governor of Arkansas &0000000000038386.00000038,386 &0000000000000554.000000554 sq mi
(&0000000000001435.0000001,435 km2)
State map highlighting Baxter County
Benton County 007 Bentonville 1836 Washington County Thomas Hart Benton (1782-1858), a U.S. Senator from Missouri &0000000000153406.000000153,406 &0000000000000843.000000843 sq mi
(&0000000000002183.0000002,183 km2)
State map highlighting Benton County
Boone County 009 Harrison 1869 Carroll and Marion Counties Daniel Boone (1734-1820), the American frontiersman &0000000000033948.00000033,948 &0000000000000591.000000591 sq mi
(&0000000000001531.0000001,531 km2)
State map highlighting Boone County
Bradley County 011 Warren 1840 Union County Hugh Bradley, a soldier in the War of 1812 &0000000000012600.00000012,600 &0000000000000651.000000651 sq mi
(&0000000000001686.0000001,686 km2)
State map highlighting Bradley County
Calhoun County 013 Hampton 1850 Dallas and Ouachita Counties John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), 7th Vice President of the United States and a Senator from South Carolina &0000000000005744.0000005,744 &0000000000000628.000000628 sq mi
(&0000000000001627.0000001,627 km2)
State map highlighting Calhoun County
Carroll County 015 Berryville and
Eureka Springs
1833 Izard County and later by Madison County (1870) Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), a signer of the Declaration of Independence &0000000000025357.00000025,357 &0000000000000634.000000634 sq mi
(&0000000000001642.0000001,642 km2)
State map highlighting Carroll County
Chicot County 017 Lake Village 1823 Arkansas County Point Chicot on the Mississippi River &0000000000014117.00000014,117 &0000000000000644.000000644 sq mi
(&0000000000001668.0000001,668 km2)
State map highlighting Chicot County
Clark County 019 Arkadelphia 1818 Arkansas (1818) William Clark (1770-1838), explorer and Governor of the Missouri Territory &0000000000023546.00000023,546 &0000000000000866.000000866 sq mi
(&0000000000002243.0000002,243 km2)
State map highlighting Clark County
Clay County 021 Piggott and
Corning
1873 Randolph and Greene Counties, and originally named Clayton before 1875 John Clayton, a State Senator &0000000000017609.00000017,609 &0000000000000639.000000639 sq mi
(&0000000000001655.0000001,655 km2)
State map highlighting Clay County
Cleburne County 023 Heber Springs 1883 White, Van Buren, and Independence Counties Patrick Cleburne (1828-1864), a Confederate General in the Civil War &0000000000024046.00000024,046 &0000000000000553.000000553 sq mi
(&0000000000001432.0000001,432 km2)
State map highlighting Cleburne County
Cleveland County 025 Rison 1873 Bradley, Dallas, Jefferson counties, and formerly named Dorsey County (from 1885) Grover Cleveland (1837-1908), 22nd and 24th President of the United States
(formerly Stephen Dorsey)
&0000000000008571.0000008,571 &0000000000000598.000000598 sq mi
(&0000000000001549.0000001,549 km2)
State map highlighting Cleveland County
Columbia County 027 Magnolia 1852 Formed from LaFayette, Hempstead, and Ouachita Counties Columbia, a female personification of the United States &0000000000025603.00000025,603 &0000000000000766.000000766 sq mi
(&0000000000001984.0000001,984 km2)
State map highlighting Columbia County
Conway County 029 Morrilton 1825 Pulaski county Henry Wharton Conway (1793-1827), territorial delegate to the United States House of Representatives &0000000000020336.00000020,336 &0000000000000556.000000556 sq mi
(&0000000000001440.0000001,440 km2)
State map highlighting Conway County
Craighead County 031 Jonesboro and
Lake City
1859 Mississippi, Greene, Poinsett Counties Thomas Craighead (1798-1862), a State Senator who ironically opposed the creation of the county &0000000000082148.00000082,148 &0000000000000711.000000711 sq mi
(&0000000000001841.0000001,841 km2)
State map highlighting Craighead County
Crawford County 033 Van Buren 1820 Pulaski William H. Crawford (1772-1834), a politicians who served as Secretary of the Treasury and Secretary of War &0000000000053247.00000053,247 &0000000000000596.000000596 sq mi
(&0000000000001544.0000001,544 km2)
State map highlighting Crawford County
Crittenden County 035 Marion 1825 Phillips Robert Crittenden (1797-1834), Governor of the Arkansas Territory &0000000000050866.00000050,866 &0000000000000610.000000610 sq mi
(&0000000000001580.0000001,580 km2)
State map highlighting Crittenden County
Cross County 037 Wynne 1862 St. Francis, Poinsett, and Critteden Counties David C. Cross, a Confederate soldier in the Civil War and local politician &0000000000019526.00000019,526 &0000000000000616.000000616 sq mi
(&0000000000001595.0000001,595 km2)
State map highlighting Cross County
Dallas County 039 Fordyce 1845 Clark and Bradley Counties George M. Dallas (1792-1864), 11th Vice President of the United States &0000000000009210.0000009,210 &0000000000000668.000000668 sq mi
(&0000000000001730.0000001,730 km2)
State map highlighting Dallas County
Desha County 041 Arkansas City 1838 Arkansas, Union Counties, then from Chicot County (prior to 1880), and Lincoln (prior 1930) Benjamin Desha, a soldier in the War of 1812 &0000000000015341.00000015,341 &0000000000000765.000000765 sq mi
(&0000000000001981.0000001,981 km2)
State map highlighting Desha County
Drew County 043 Monticello 1846 Bradley, Chicot, Desha, Union Counties Thomas Stevenson Drew (1802-1879), 3rd Governor of Arkansas &0000000000018723.00000018,723 &0000000000000828.000000828 sq mi
(&0000000000002145.0000002,145 km2)
State map highlighting Drew County
Faulkner County 045 Conway 1873 Pulaski and Conway Counties Sanford Faulkner (1806-1874), a Confederate soldier and the composer of the song "The Arkansas Traveler" &0000000000086014.00000086,014 &0000000000000647.000000647 sq mi
(&0000000000001676.0000001,676 km2)
State map highlighting Faulkner County
Franklin County 047 Ozark and
Charleston
1837 Crawford and Johnson Counties Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), founding father of the United States &0000000000017771.00000017,771 &0000000000000610.000000610 sq mi
(&0000000000001580.0000001,580 km2)
State map highlighting Franklin County
Fulton County 049 Salem 1842 Izard County and then later from Lawrence County (prior 1850) William Savin Fulton (1795-1844), the last Governor of the Arkansas Territory prior to statehood &0000000000011642.00000011,642 &0000000000000618.000000618 sq mi
(&0000000000001601.0000001,601 km2)
State map highlighting Fulton County
Garland County 051 Hot Springs 1873 Montgomery, Hot Springs, and Saline Counties Augustus Hill Garland (1832-1899), U.S. Senator and 11th Governor of Arkansas &0000000000088068.00000088,068 &0000000000000678.000000678 sq mi
(&0000000000001756.0000001,756 km2)
State map highlighting Garland County
Grant County 053 Sheridan 1869 Jefferson, Hot Spring, Saline Counties Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885), 18th President of the United States &0000000000016464.00000016,464 &0000000000000632.000000632 sq mi
(&0000000000001637.0000001,637 km2)
State map highlighting Grant County
Greene County 055 Paragould 1833 Lawrence County and later on by Randolph Nathanael Greene (1742-1786), the Revolutionary War General &0000000000037331.00000037,331 &0000000000000578.000000578 sq mi
(&0000000000001497.0000001,497 km2)
State map highlighting Greene County
Hempstead County 057 Hope 1818 Arkansas (1818) Edward Hempstead (1780-1817), Delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives from the Missouri Territory &0000000000023587.00000023,587 &0000000000000729.000000729 sq mi
(&0000000000001888.0000001,888 km2)
State map highlighting Hempstead County
Hot Spring County 059 Malvern 1829 Clark County and later from Montgomery County (prior 1880) Naturally occurring hot springs within the county &0000000000030353.00000030,353 &0000000000000615.000000615 sq mi
(&0000000000001593.0000001,593 km2)
State map highlighting Hot Spring County
Howard County 061 Nashville 1873 Pike, Hempstead, Polk, Sevier Counties. James H. Howard, an Arkansas State Senator &0000000000014300.00000014,300 &0000000000000588.000000588 sq mi
(&0000000000001523.0000001,523 km2)
State map highlighting Howard County
Independence County 063 Batesville 1820 Lawrence County (1820) The Declaration of Independence &0000000000034233.00000034,233 &0000000000000764.000000764 sq mi
(&0000000000001979.0000001,979 km2)
State map highlighting Independence County
Izard County 065 Melbourne 1825 Independence, Crawford Counties, and later from Fulton (prior 1880) George Izard (1776-1828), Governor of the Missouri Territory and a General during the War of 1812 &0000000000013249.00000013,249 &0000000000000581.000000581 sq mi
(&0000000000001505.0000001,505 km2)
State map highlighting Izard County
Jackson County 067 Newport 1829 Lawrence, and St. Francis Andrew Jackson (1767-1845), 7th President of the United States &0000000000018418.00000018,418 &0000000000000634.000000634 sq mi
(&0000000000001642.0000001,642 km2)
State map highlighting Jackson County
Jefferson County 069 Pine Bluff 1829 Arkansas and Pulaski Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), 3rd President of the United States &0000000000084278.00000084,278 &0000000000000885.000000885 sq mi
(&0000000000002292.0000002,292 km2)
State map highlighting Jefferson County
Johnson County 071 Clarksville 1833 Pope County, and a small portion from Madison County (prior 1890) Benjamin Johnson (1784-1849), the first judge of the federal district court for Arkansas &0000000000022781.00000022,781 &0000000000000662.000000662 sq mi
(&0000000000001715.0000001,715 km2)
State map highlighting Johnson County
Lafayette County 073 Lewisville 1827 Hempstead County and later from Columbia County (prior 1910) The Marquis de la Fayette (1757-1834), a Frenchman who served as a General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War &0000000000008559.0000008,559 &0000000000000526.000000526 sq mi
(&0000000000001362.0000001,362 km2)
State map highlighting Lafayette County
Lawrence County 075 Walnut Ridge 1815 Arkansas and New Madrid (MO) in 1815 James Lawrence (1781-1813), an American naval officer during the War of 1812 &0000000000017774.00000017,774 &0000000000000587.000000587 sq mi
(&0000000000001520.0000001,520 km2)
State map highlighting Lawrence County
Lee County 077 Marianna 1873 Phillips, Monroe, Crittenden, and St. Francis Counties. Robert E. Lee (1807-1870), a confederate General during the Civil War &0000000000012580.00000012,580 &0000000000000602.000000602 sq mi
(&0000000000001559.0000001,559 km2)
State map highlighting Lee County
Lincoln County 079 Star City 1871 Arkansas, Bradley, Desha, Drew, and Jefferson Counties Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865), 16th President of the United States &0000000000014492.00000014,492 &0000000000000561.000000561 sq mi
(&0000000000001453.0000001,453 km2)
State map highlighting Lincoln County
Little River County 081 Ashdown 1867 Sevier County Little River, a tributary of the Red River &0000000000013628.00000013,628 &0000000000000532.000000532 sq mi
(&0000000000001378.0000001,378 km2)
State map highlighting Little River County
Logan County 083 Booneville and
Paris
1871 Franklin, Johnson, Pope, Scott, and Yell Counties (Formally named Sarber County) James Logan (1791-1859), an early settler of western Arkansas &0000000000022486.00000022,486 &0000000000000710.000000710 sq mi
(&0000000000001839.0000001,839 km2)
State map highlighting Logan County
Lonoke County 085 Lonoke 1873 Prairie and Pulaski Counties An oak tree that stood on the site of the current county seat &0000000000052828.00000052,828 &0000000000000766.000000766 sq mi
(&0000000000001984.0000001,984 km2)
State map highlighting Lonoke County
Madison County 087 Huntsville 1836 Washington County James Madison (1751-1836), 4th President of the United States &0000000000014243.00000014,243 &0000000000000837.000000837 sq mi
(&0000000000002168.0000002,168 km2)
State map highlighting Madison County
Marion County 089 Yellville 1835 Izard County Francis Marion (1732-1795), an American general during the Revolutionary War &0000000000016140.00000016,140 &0000000000000598.000000598 sq mi
(&0000000000001549.0000001,549 km2)
State map highlighting Marion County
Miller County 091 Texarkana 1862 LaFayette County James Miller (1776-1851), first Governor of the Arkansas Territory &0000000000040443.00000040,443 &0000000000000624.000000624 sq mi
(&0000000000001616.0000001,616 km2)
State map highlighting Miller County
Mississippi County 093 Blytheville and
Osceola
1883 Crittenden the Mississippi River &0000000000051979.00000051,979 &0000000000000898.000000898 sq mi
(&0000000000002326.0000002,326 km2)
State map highlighting Mississippi County
Monroe County 095 Clarendon 1839 Phillips and Arkansas Counties James Monroe (1758-1831), 5th President of the United States &0000000000010254.00000010,254 &0000000000000607.000000607 sq mi
(&0000000000001572.0000001,572 km2)
State map highlighting Monroe County
Montgomery County 097 Mount Ida 1842 Hot Spring Richard Montgomery (1738-1775), an American general during the Revolutionary War &0000000000009245.0000009,245 &0000000000000781.000000781 sq mi
(&0000000000002023.0000002,023 km2)
State map highlighting Montgomery County
Nevada County 099 Prescott 1871 Columbia, Hempstead, Ouachita Counties the state of Nevada &0000000000009955.0000009,955 &0000000000000620.000000620 sq mi
(&0000000000001606.0000001,606 km2)
State map highlighting Nevada County
Newton County 101 Jasper 1842 Carroll Thomas W. Newton (1804-1853), a State Senator and member of the United States House of Representatives from Arkansas &0000000000008608.0000008,608 &0000000000000823.000000823 sq mi
(&0000000000002132.0000002,132 km2)
State map highlighting Newton County
Ouachita County 103 Camden 1842 Union the Ouachita River &0000000000028790.00000028,790 &0000000000000732.000000732 sq mi
(&0000000000001896.0000001,896 km2)
State map highlighting Ouachita County
Perry County 105 Perryville 1840 Conway County Oliver Hazard Perry, the naval officer in the War of 1812 &0000000000010209.00000010,209 &0000000000000551.000000551 sq mi
(&0000000000001427.0000001,427 km2)
State map highlighting Perry County
Phillips County 107 Helena 1820 Arkansas and Lawrence County Sylvanus Phillips, a member of the territorial legislature &0000000000026445.00000026,445 &0000000000000693.000000693 sq mi
(&0000000000001795.0000001,795 km2)
State map highlighting Phillips County
Pike County 109 Murfreesboro 1833 Clark and Hempstead Counties Zebulon Pike, the explorer and discoverer of Pikes Peak &0000000000011303.00000011,303 &0000000000000603.000000603 sq mi
(&0000000000001562.0000001,562 km2)
State map highlighting Pike County
Poinsett County 111 Harrisburg 1838 Greene, Lawrence Counties Joel Roberts Poinsett, a United States Secretary of War and namesake of the poinsettia &0000000000025614.00000025,614 &0000000000000758.000000758 sq mi
(&0000000000001963.0000001,963 km2)
State map highlighting Poinsett County
Polk County 113 Mena 1844 Sevier James Knox Polk, the eleventh president of the United States &0000000000020229.00000020,229 &0000000000000860.000000860 sq mi
(&0000000000002227.0000002,227 km2)
State map highlighting Polk County
Pope County 115 Russellville 1829 Crawford County John Pope, a governor of the Arkansas Territory &0000000000054469.00000054,469 &0000000000000812.000000812 sq mi
(&0000000000002103.0000002,103 km2)
State map highlighting Pope County
Prairie County 117 Des Arc and
DeValls Bluff
1846 Arkansas and Pulaski Counties Grand Prairie of eastern Arkansas &0000000000009539.0000009,539 &0000000000000646.000000646 sq mi
(&0000000000001673.0000001,673 km2)
State map highlighting Prairie County
Pulaski County 119 Little Rock 1818 Arkansas and Lawrence Counties (1818) Kazimierz Pulaski, the Polish general in the American Revolutionary War &0000000000361474.000000361,474 &0000000000000771.000000771 sq mi
(&0000000000001997.0000001,997 km2)
State map highlighting Pulaski County
Randolph County 121 Pocahontas 1835 Lawrence County John Randolph of Roanoke, a U.S. congressman from Virginia &0000000000018195.00000018,195 &0000000000000652.000000652 sq mi
(&0000000000001689.0000001,689 km2)
State map highlighting Randolph County
St. Francis County 123 Forrest City 1827 Formed from Phillips County St. Francis River &0000000000029329.00000029,329 &0000000000000634.000000634 sq mi
(&0000000000001642.0000001,642 km2)
State map highlighting St. Francis County
Saline County 125 Benton 1835 Independence and Pulaski salt reserves found within its borders &0000000000083529.00000083,529 &0000000000000725.000000725 sq mi
(&0000000000001878.0000001,878 km2)
State map highlighting Saline County
Scott County 127 Waldron 1833 Crawford and Pope Counties Andrew Scott, a territorial judge &0000000000010996.00000010,996 &0000000000000894.000000894 sq mi
(&0000000000002315.0000002,315 km2)
State map highlighting Scott County
Searcy County 129 Marshall 1838 Marion County Richard Searcy a judge in Lawrence County &0000000000008261.0000008,261 &0000000000000667.000000667 sq mi
(&0000000000001728.0000001,728 km2)
State map highlighting Searcy County
Sebastian County 131 Greenwood and
Fort Smith
1851 Crawford and Scott U.S. Circuit Court judge William K. Sebastian &0000000000115071.000000115,071 &0000000000000536.000000536 sq mi
(&0000000000001388.0000001,388 km2)
State map highlighting Sebastian County
Sevier County 133 De Queen 1828 Hempstead County U.S. Senator from Arkansas Ambrose Sevier &0000000000015757.00000015,757 &0000000000000564.000000564 sq mi
(&0000000000001461.0000001,461 km2)
State map highlighting Sevier County
Sharp County 135 Ash Flat 1868 Lawrence County early settler Ephraim Sharp &0000000000017119.00000017,119 &0000000000000604.000000604 sq mi
(&0000000000001564.0000001,564 km2)
State map highlighting Sharp County
Stone County 137 Mountain View 1873 Izard, Indenpendence, Searcy, Van Buren rocks and stones within the area &0000000000011499.00000011,499 &0000000000000607.000000607 sq mi
(&0000000000001572.0000001,572 km2)
State map highlighting Stone County
Union County 139 El Dorado 1829 Clark and Hempstead Counties the concept of Union which was threatened by the American Civil War &0000000000045629.00000045,629 &0000000000001039.0000001,039 sq mi
(&0000000000002691.0000002,691 km2)
State map highlighting Union County
Van Buren County 141 Clinton 1833 Conway, Izard, and Independece U.S. president Martin Van Buren &0000000000016192.00000016,192 &0000000000000712.000000712 sq mi
(&0000000000001844.0000001,844 km2)
State map highlighting Van Buren County
Washington County 143 Fayetteville 1828 Lovely County George Washington, the first U.S. president &0000000000157715.000000157,715 &0000000000000950.000000950 sq mi
(&0000000000002460.0000002,460 km2)
State map highlighting Washington County
White County 145 Searcy 1835 Independence, Jackson and Pulaski counties U.S. presidential candidate Hugh L. White &0000000000067165.00000067,165 &0000000000001034.0000001,034 sq mi
(&0000000000002678.0000002,678 km2)
State map highlighting White County
Woodruff County 147 Augusta 1862 Jackson and St. Francis Counties William Woodruff the first newspaper publisher in the state &0000000000008741.0000008,741 &0000000000000587.000000587 sq mi
(&0000000000001520.0000001,520 km2)
State map highlighting Woodruff County
Yell County 149 Danville and Dardanelle 1840 Hot Spring, Pope, and Scott County Governor of Arkansas Archibald Yell &0000000000021139.00000021,139 &0000000000000928.000000928 sq mi
(&0000000000002404.0000002,404 km2)
State map highlighting Yell County
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Former Counties in Arkansas

Lovely County (1827-28) Crawford and Dissolved by Washington.

Fictional Counties in Arkansas

Deeson County is a fictional county in southwest Arkansas near the intersection of Highway 71 and Interstate 82 as portrayed in the movie Smokey and the Bandit. Bogan County is a fictional county in Arkansas as portrayed in the movie White Lightning.

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