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Independence County, Arkansas

US county information
NameIndependence County
StateArkansas
SeatBatesville
US Area
Total Area771.57 sq mi (1998.4 km2)
Land Area763.78 sq mi (1978.2 km2)
Water Area7.79 sq mi (20.2 km2)
Population36647 (2010)
Density18.52/km2 (48/sq mi)
FoundedOctober 20, 1820
Congressional district1st

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Independence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 36,647. The county seat is Batesville. Independence County is Arkansas's ninth county, formed on October 20, 1820, from a portion of Lawrence County and named to honor the Declaration of Independence. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

The Batesville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Independence County.


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