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Johnson County, Arkansas

US county information
NameJohnson County
StateArkansas
SeatClarksville
US Area
Total Area682.74 sq mi (1768.3 km2)
Land Area662.17 sq mi (1715 km2)
Water Area20.57 sq mi (53.3 km2)
Population25540 (2010)
Density14.89/km2 (38.6/sq mi)
FoundedNovember 16, 1833

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Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas originally created from a portion of Pope County. As of 2010, the population was 25,540. The county seat is Clarksville. Johnson County is Arkansas's 30th county, formed on November 16, 1833, and named for Ben 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.


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