Johnson County, Arkansas facts for kids
Quick facts for kids
Courthouse in Clarksville
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||November 16, 1833|
|• Total||683 sq mi (1,770 km2)|
|• Land||660 sq mi (1,700 km2)|
|• Water||23 sq mi (60 km2) 3.4%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||37.39/sq mi (14.438/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 25,540. The county seat is Clarksville. Johnson County is Arkansas's 30th county, formed on November 16, 1833, from a portion of Pope County and named for Benjamin Johnson, a Territorial Judge. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.
The Ada Mills Bridge links the Arkansas River between Johnson and Logan counties. It is named for Ada Mills, a former Republican political activist who lobbied for the structure for forty years before its completion.
The notorious bandit Bill Doolin, the founder of the Wild Bunch, was born in Johnson County in 1858 and shot to death on capture in Oklahoma in 1896.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 683 square miles (1,770 km2), of which 660 square miles (1,700 km2) is land and 23 square miles (60 km2) (3.4%) is water.
- Interstate 40
- U.S. Highway 64
- Highway 21
- Highway 103
- Highway 123 Hwy 109
- Newton County (north)
- Pope County (east)
- Logan County (south)
- Franklin County (west)
- Madison County (northwest)
National protected area
- Ozark National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 25,749 people, 9,682 households, and 6,650 families residing in the county.
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||454||1.76%|
|Hispanic or Latino||3,439||13.36%|
- Clarksville (county seat)
- Coal Hill
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 Johnson County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.
- Grant (Coal Hill)
- Howell (most of Knoxville)
- Low Gap
- Perry (CDP Hagarville)
- Pittsburg (most of Lamar, small part of Knoxville)
- Prairie (small part of Clarksville)
- Red Lick
- Spadra (most of Clarksville, small part of Lamar)
- Ward (Hartman)
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