Desha County, Arkansas

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Desha County
Desha County courthouse in Arkansas City
Desha County courthouse in Arkansas City
Map of Arkansas highlighting Desha County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°45′28″N 91°17′14″W / 33.757777777778°N 91.287222222222°W / 33.757777777778; -91.287222222222
Country United States
State Arkansas
FoundedDecember 12, 1838
Named forBenjamin Desha
SeatArkansas City
Largest cityDumas
Area
 • Total820 sq mi (2,100 km2)
 • Land768 sq mi (1,990 km2)
 • Water51 sq mi (130 km2)  6.3%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
11,876
 • Density17/sq mi (7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)