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Grant County, Arkansas

US county information
NameGrant County
StateArkansas
SeatSheridan
US Area
Total Area633.01 sq mi (1639.5 km2)
Land Area631.78 sq mi (1636.3 km2)
Water Area1.23 sq mi (3.2 km2)
Population17853 (2010)
Density10.91/km2 (28.3/sq mi)
FoundedFebruary 4, 1870

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Grant County is a county in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 17,853 at the 2010 United States Census. The county seat is Sheridan. Grant County is included in the Little Rock - North Little Rock - Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area.It is a rural county.The county seat, Sheridan was named after Union General Philip Sheridan.

Grant County was formed on February 4, 1869, and named for Ulysses S. Grant, president of the United States. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Robert W. Glover, a Missionary Baptist pastor who served in both houses of the Arkansas Legislature (1905-1912) from Sheridan, introduced in 1909 the resolution calling for the establishment of four state agricultural colleges.


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