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Re: [AR] How were the counties formed?

Repost from 6/4/2003

County seats are in ( ), 10 Counties have two seats(*), 75 Counties in the state today

1813
*Arkansas Co the only original county (Dewitt and Stuttgart)

1815
Lawrence Co formed from New Madrid, MO (Walnut Ridge)

1818
Clark Co formed from Arkansas Co (Arkadelphia)

Hempstead Co formed from Arkansas Co (Hope)

Pulaski Co formed from Arkansas Co (Little Rock)

1820
Crawford Co formed from Pulaski Co (Van Buren)

Independence Co formed from Lawrence Co and Arkansas Co (Batesville)

Phillips Co formed from Arkansas Co (Helena)

1823
Chicot Co formed from Arkansas Co (Lake Village)

1825
Conway Co formed from Pulaski Co (Morrilton)

Crittenden Co formed from Phillips Co (Marion)

Izard Co formed from Independence Co (Melbourne)

1827
Lafayette Co formed from Hempstead Co (Lewisville)

St Francis Co formed from Lawrence Co (Forrest City)

Lovely Co formed from part of present day Oklahoma and part of Arkansas. The Cherokee Treaty of 1828 took the land in Oklahoma from Arkansas and the remaining land was given to Washington County.

1828
Washington Co formed from Crawford Co (Fayetteville)

Sevier Co formed from Crawford Co (DeQueen)

1829
Hot Spring Co formed from Clark Co (Malvern)

Jackson Co formed from St Francis Co (Newport)

Jefferson Co formed from Arkansas Co and Pulaski Co (Pine Bluff)

Monroe Co formed from Arkansas Co and Phillips Co (Clarendon)

Pope Co formed from Crawford Co (Russellville)

Union Co formed from Hempstead Co and Clark Co (El Dorado)

1833
*Carroll Co formed from Izard Co (Berryville and Eureka Springs)

Greene Co formed from Lawrence Co (Paragould)

Johnson Co fprmed from Pope Co (Clarksville)

*Mississippi Co formed from Crittenden Co (Blytheville and Osceola)

Pike Co formed from Clark Co and Hempstead Co (Murfeesboro)

Scott Co formed from Hempstead Co and Pulaski Co (Waldron)

Van Buren Co formed from Independence Co, Conway Co and Izard Co (Clinton)

1835
Marion Co formed from Izard Co (Yellville)

Randolph Co was formed from Lawrence Co (Pochahontas)

Saline Co was formed from Phillips Co (Benton)

Searcy Co was formed from Crawford Co, Pope Co, and Pulaski Co
(Marshall)

White Co formed from Independence Co, Jackson Co, and Pulaski Co (Searcy)

1836 [Arkansas joined the Union]
Benton Co formed from Washington Co (Bentonville)

Madison Co formed from Washington Co (Huntsville)

1837
*Franklin Co formed from Crawford Co (Charleston and Ozark)

1838
Desha Co fromed from Arkansas Co and Chicot Co (Arkansas City)

Poinsett Co fromed from Greene and St Francis Co (Harrisburg)

1840
Bradley Co formed from Union Co (Warren)

Perry Co formed from Conway Co (Perryville)

*Yell Co formed from Pope Co and Scott Co (Danville and Dardanelle)

1842
Fulton Co formed from Izard Co (Salem)

Montgomery Co formed from Hot Spring Co (Mount Ida)

Newton Co formed from Carrroll Co (Jasper)

Ouachita Co formed from Union Co (Camden)

1844
Polk Co formed from Sevier Co (Mena)

1845
Dallas Co formed from Bradley Co and Clark Co (Fordyce)

1846
Drew Co formed from Arkansas Co and Bradley Co (Monticello)

*Prairie Co formed from Pulaski Co and Monroe Co (DeValls Bluff and Des Arc)

1848
Ashley Co formed from Chicot Co, Union Co and Drew Co (Hamburg)

1850
Calhoun Co formed from Dallas Co and Ouachita Co (Hampton)

1851
*Sebastian Co formed from Marion Co (Greenwood and Fort Smith)

1852
Columbia Co formed from Lafayette Co, Hempstead Co, and Ouachita Co (Magnolia)

1859
*Craighead Co formed from Mississippi Co, Greene Co, and Pointsett Co (Jonesboro and Lake City)

1862
Cross Co formed from Crittenden Co, Pointsett Co and St Francis Co (Wynne)

1867
Little River Co formed from Hempstead Co (Ashdown)

1868
Sharp Co formed from Hempstead Co (Ash Flat)

1869
Boone Co formed from Carroll Co and Madison Co (Harrison)

Grant Co formed from Hot Spring Co, Jefferson Co, and Saline Co (Sheridan)

1871
Lincoln Co formed from Arkansas Co, Bradley Co, Desha Co, Drew Co, and Jefferson Co (Star City)

*Logan Co formed from Franklin Co, Johnson Co, Pope Co, Scott Co, and Yell Co (Booneville and Paris)

Nevada Co formed from Hempstead Co, Columbia Co, and Ouachita Co (Prescott)

1873
Baxter Co formed from Fulton Co, Izard Co, Marion Co, and Searcy Co (Mountain Home)

*Clay Co formed from Randolph Co and Greene Co (Corning and Pigott)

Dorsey Co , renamed Cleveland Co in 1888, formed from Bradley Co, Dallas Co, Jefferson Co and Lincoln Co (Rison)

Faulkner Co formed from Pulaski Co and Conway Co (Conway)

Garland Co formed from Saline Co (Hot Springs)

Howard Co formed from Hempstead Co, Pike Co, Polk Co, and Sevier Co (Nashville)

Lee Co formed from Crittenden Co, Phillips Co, Monroe Co, and St Francis (Marianna)

Lonoke Co formed from Pulaski Co and Prairie Co (Lonoke)

Stone Co formed from Izard Co, Independence Co, Searcy Co and Van Buren Co (Mountain View)

1874
Miller Co, originally formed in 1820, but was really part of Spanish Texas. 1836 Texas became a republic and Miller was abolished. It was recreated in 1874 from part of Lafayette Co (Texarkana)

Cleburne Co formed from White Co, Van Buren Co, and Independence Co (Heber Springs)

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