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Lawrence County, Arkansas

US county information
NameLawrence County
StateArkansas
SeatWalnut Ridge
US Area
Total Area592.34 sq mi (1534.2 km2)
Land Area586.57 sq mi (1519.2 km2)
Water Area5.78 sq mi (15 km2)
Population17415 (2010)
Density11.46/km2 (29.7/sq mi)
FoundedJanuary 15, 1815
Congressional district1st

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Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 17,415. The county seat is Walnut Ridge. Lawrence County is Arkansas's second county, formed on January 15, 1815, and named for Captain James Lawrence who fought in the War of 1812. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.


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