Craighead County, Arkansas

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Craighead County, Arkansas
Court house Jonesboro AR 2012-08-26 001.jpg
Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro
Flag of Craighead County, Arkansas
Seal of Craighead County, Arkansas
Location within Arkansas
Location within Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
FoundedFebruary 19, 1859
Named forThomas Craighead
SeatJonesboro (western district);
Lake City (eastern district)
Largest cityJonesboro
 • Total713 sq mi (1,847 km2)
 • Land707 sq mi (1,831 km2)
 • Water5.5 sq mi (14 km2), 0.8%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)105,835
 • Density136/sq mi (53/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5

Craighead County is a county of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 96,443.[1] The county seats are Jonesboro and Lake City.[2] It was founded on February 19, 1859.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.