Desha County, Arkansas

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Desha County, Arkansas
Desha County Courthouse 001.jpg
Desha County courthouse in Arkansas City
Location within Arkansas
Location within Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
FoundedDecember 12, 1838
Named forBenjamin Desha
SeatArkansas City
Largest cityDumas
Area
 • Total820 sq mi (2,124 km2)
 • Land768 sq mi (1,989 km2)
 • Water51 sq mi (132 km2), 6.3%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)11,876
 • Density17/sq mi (7/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitedeshacounty.arkansas.gov

Desha County is a county located in the southeast part of the U.S. state of Arkansas, with its eastern border the Mississippi River. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,008.[1] The county seat is Arkansas City.[2] It was founded on December 12, 1838.

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 9, 2011. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.