Scott County, Arkansas facts for kids
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Scott County Courthouse in Waldron
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||November 5, 1833|
|Named for||Andrew Scott|
|• Total||898 sq mi (2,330 km2)|
|• Land||892 sq mi (2,310 km2)|
|• Water||5.8 sq mi (15 km2) 0.6%%|
| • Estimate
|• Density||12.509/sq mi (4.8297/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Scott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,233. The county seat is Waldron. Scott County is Arkansas' 28th county, formed on November 5, 1833, and named for Andrew Scott, a justice of the Supreme Court of the Arkansas Territory. It is an alcohol-prohibited or dry county. Scott County is represented the Arkansas House of Representatives by the Republicans Marcus Richmond, a businessman from Harvey, and Jon Eubanks, a farmer and Certified Public Accountant from Paris.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 898 square miles (2,330 km2), of which 892 square miles (2,310 km2) is land and 5.8 square miles (15 km2) (0.6%) is water.
- Future Interstate 49
- U.S. Highway 71
- U.S. Highway 270
- Highway 23
- Highway 28
- Highway 80
- Sebastian County (northwest)
- Logan County (northeast)
- Yell County (east)
- Montgomery County (southeast)
- Polk County (south)
- Le Flore County, Oklahoma (west)
National protected area
- Ouachita National Forest (part)
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||31||0.32%|
|Hispanic or Latino||748||7.6%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 9,836 people, 3,944 households, and 2,569 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 Scott County are listed below; listed in parentheses are the cities, towns, and/or census-designated places that are fully or partially inside the township.