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Faulkner County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
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|Founded||April 12, 1873|
|Named for||Sandford C. Faulkner|
|• Total||664 sq mi (1,720 km2)|
|• Land||648 sq mi (1,680 km2)|
|• Water||16 sq mi (40 km2) 2.4%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||170.54/sq mi (65.84/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Faulkner County is located in the Central Arkansas region of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 113,237, making it the fifth most populous of Arkansas's 75 counties. The county seat and largest city is Conway. Faulkner County was created on April 12, 1873, one of nine counties formed during Reconstruction, and is named for Sandford C. Faulkner, better known as Sandy Faulkner, a popular figure in the state at the time.
Located at the intersection of the Ozarks and Arkansas River Valley, the county was sparsely populated for much of its early years. Largely a county of rural settlements, growth came slowly following the Civil War and Reconstruction. The college known today as University of Central Arkansas was established in 1907, but population continued to grow slowly. The growth of Little Rock and the construction of Interstate 40 have made Conway and other parts of Faulkner County into bedroom communities for the state capitol. Today Faulkner County is included in the Central Arkansas metro area, with Conway as a principal city.
Faulkner County was formed from parts of Conway and Pulaski counties on April 12, 1873, and is named after Colonel Sanford C. 'Sandy' Faulkner who was the composer of the popular fiddle tune "The Arkansas Traveler".
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 664 square miles (1,720 km2), of which 648 square miles (1,680 km2) is land and 16 square miles (41 km2) (2.4%) is water.
- Interstate 40
- U.S. Highway 64
- U.S. Highway 65
- Highway 25
- Highway 36
- Highway 60
- Highway 89
- Cleburne County (northeast)
- White County (east)
- Lonoke County (southeast)
- Pulaski County (south)
- Perry County (southwest)
- Conway County (west)
- Van Buren County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||14,274||11.56%|
|Hispanic or Latino||6,790||5.5%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 123,498 people, 47,389 households, and 31,590 families residing in the county.
Townships in Arkansas are the divisions of a county. Each township includes unincorporated areas; some may have incorporated cities or towns within part of their boundaries. Arkansas townships have limited purposes in modern times. However, the United States Census does list Arkansas population based on townships (sometimes referred to as "county subdivisions" or "minor civil divisions"). Townships are also of value for historical purposes in terms of genealogical research. Each town or city is within one or more townships in an Arkansas county based on census maps and publications. The townships of Faulkner County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.
- Benedict (contains part of Conway)
- Benton (contains part of Quitman)
- Cadron (contains most of Conway and part of Mayflower)
- California (contains most of Guy, part of Twin Groves)
- Clifton (contains Wooster)
- Cypress (contains most of Vilonia)
- Danley (contains most of Mayflower)
- Eagle (contains part of Holland and Vilonia)
- East Fork
- Enola (contains most of Enola)
- Hardin (contains Greenbrier and part of Holland)
- Harve (contains most of Holland, part of Enola)
- Mount Vernon (contains Mount Vernon)
- Palarm (contains part of Vilonia)
- Pine Mountain (contains part of Conway and Mayflower)
- Union (contains part of Twin Groves)
- Walker (contains most of Twin Groves, part of Damascus and Guy)
Publicly funded education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by:
- Conway School District, which includes Conway High School, Conway
- Greenbrier School District, which includes Greenbrier High School, Greenbrier
- Guy–Perkins School District, which includes Guy–Perkins High School, Guy
- Mayflower School District, which includes Mayflower High School, Mayflower
- Mount Vernon–Enola School District, which includes Mount Vernon–Enola High School, Mount Vernon
- Vilonia School District, which includes Vilonia High School, Vilonia
Privately funded education for elementary and secondary school students is provided by:
- St. Joseph High School, Conway
- Conway Christian School (Conway, Arkansas)
In Spanish: Condado de Faulkner para niños
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