Craighead County, Arkansas

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Craighead County
Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro
Craighead County Courthouse in Jonesboro
Flag of Craighead County
Flag
Official seal of Craighead County
Seal
Map of Arkansas highlighting Craighead County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°50′25″N 90°42′27″W / 35.840277777778°N 90.7075°W / 35.840277777778; -90.7075
Country United States
State Arkansas
FoundedFebruary 19, 1859
Named forThomas Craighead
SeatJonesboro (western district);
Lake City (eastern district)
Largest cityJonesboro
Area
 • Total713 sq mi (1,850 km2)
 • Land707 sq mi (1,830 km2)
 • Water5.5 sq mi (14 km2)  0.8%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
105,835
 • Density136/sq mi (53/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitecraigheadcounty.org

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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)