Jefferson County, Arkansas

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Jefferson County
County of Jefferson
Jefferson County Courthouse
Jefferson County Courthouse
Map of Arkansas highlighting Jefferson County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°17′15″N 91°56′32″W / 34.2875°N 91.942222222222°W / 34.2875; -91.942222222222
Country United States
State Arkansas
FoundedNovember 2, 1829; 190 years ago (1829-11-02)
Named forThomas Jefferson
SeatPine Bluff
Largest cityPine Bluff
Area
 • Total914 sq mi (2,370 km2)
 • Land871 sq mi (2,260 km2)
 • Water43 sq mi (110 km2)  4.7%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2016)
70,016
 • Density89/sq mi (34/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
71601, 71602, 71603, 71644, 71659, 72004, 72046, 72073, 72079, 72132, 72150, 72152, 72160, 72168, 72175
Area code501, 870
Congressional districts1st, 4th
Websitejeffersoncounty.arkansas.gov

Jefferson County is a county in the Arkansas Delta of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 77,435.[1] Its county seat and largest city is Pine Bluff.[2] Jefferson County was founded on November 2, 1829, and named for Thomas Jefferson,[3] third President of the United States (1801–1809).

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 12, 2011. Retrieved May 22, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Report) (2nd ed.). Washington: Government Printing Office. p. 168 – via United States Geological Survey.