Craighead County, Arkansas

County in Arkansas, United States

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Craighead County
Craighead County Courthouse, Jonesboro
Craighead County Courthouse, Jonesboro
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Official seal of Craighead County
Map of Arkansas highlighting Craighead County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
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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
 • Total713 sq mi (1,850 km2)
 • Land707 sq mi (1,830 km2)
 • Water5.5 sq mi (14 km2)  0.8%%
 • Total96,443
 • Estimate 
 • Density140/sq mi (52/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st

Craighead County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 96,443.[1] The county has two county seatsJonesboro and Lake City.[2] Craighead County is Arkansas's 58th county, formed on February 19, 1859, and named for state Senator Thomas Craighead. It is one of several dry counties within the state of Arkansas, in which the sale of alcoholic beverages is largely prohibited.

Craighead County is included in the Jonesboro, AR Metropolitan Statistical Area.

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on December 28, 2015. Retrieved May 20, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.

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