Lee County, Arkansas facts for kids
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|County of Lee|
Main façade of the Lee County Courthouse, 2014
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||April 17, 1873|
|Named for||General Robert E. Lee|
|• Total||620 sq mi (1,600 km2)|
|• Land||603 sq mi (1,560 km2)|
|• Water||17 sq mi (40 km2) 2.7%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||16.81/sq mi (6.49/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Lee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. With its eastern border formed by the Mississippi River, it is considered to be part of the Arkansas Delta. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,424. The county seat is Marianna.
The county was established on April 17, 1873, during the Reconstruction era. It was named for General Robert E. Lee, who served as General in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States in 1865. The area of the Delta was developed largely for cotton as a commodity crop before the Civil War, based on the labor of enslaved African Americans. It continued as an important crop into the 20th century, when it was worked by African-American sharecroppers and tenant farmers.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 620 square miles (1,600 km2), of which 603 square miles (1,560 km2) is land and 17 square miles (44 km2) (2.7%) is water.
- St. Francis County (north)
- Crittenden County (northeast)
- Tunica County, Mississippi (east)
- Phillips County (south)
- Monroe County (west)
National protected area
- St. Francis National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American||4,657||54.15%|
|Hispanic or Latino||216||2.51%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 8,600 people, 3,206 households, and 1,994 families residing in the county.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,424 people living in the county. 55.3% were Black or African American, 42.0% White, 0.5% Native American, 1.6% were Hispanic or Latino (of any race), 0.4% Asian, 0.7% of some other race and 1.2% of two or more races.
- Marianna (county seat)
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 Lee County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.
In Spanish: Condado de Lee (Arkansas) para niños
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