Jefferson County, Arkansas

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Jefferson County, Arkansas
County
County of Jefferson
JeffersonCo AR courthouse.jpg
Jefferson County Courthouse
Location within Arkansas
Location within Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
FoundedNovember 2, 1829; 189 years ago (1829-11-02)
Named forThomas Jefferson
Government
• County Judge

Henry Wilkins IV (D)
SeatPine Bluff
Largest cityPine Bluff
Area
 • Total914 sq mi (2,367 km2)
 • Land871 sq mi (2,256 km2)
 • Water43 sq mi (111 km2), 4.7%
Population (est.)
 • (2016)70,016
 • Density89/sq mi (34/km2)
ZIP Code(s)71601, 71602, 71603, 71644, 71659, 72004, 72046, 72073, 72079, 72132, 72150, 72152, 72160, 72168, 72175
Area code(s)501, 870
Congressional districts1st, 4th
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
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.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  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.