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Lonoke County, Arkansas

US county information
NameLonoke County
Largest cityCabot
US Area
Total Area802.43 sq mi (2078.3 km2)
Land Area765.96 sq mi (1983.8 km2)
Water Area36.47 sq mi (94.5 km2)
Population68356 (2010)
Density34.45/km2 (89.2/sq mi)
FoundedApril 16, 1873
Congressional district1st

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Lonoke County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 68,356 at the 2010 United States Census. The county seat is at Lonoke, while Cabot is the largest city in the county. Lonoke County is included in the Little Rock - North Little Rock - Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is also an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Lonoke County is Arkansas's 70th county, formed on 16 April 1873. Its name originates from a "lone oak" tree that stood on the site of the present county seat; the red oak tree was used as a local landmark by a railroad surveyor. Among Arkansas's 75 counties, it is the only one to share its name with its county seat.

The county is the location of the Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery, Toltec Mounds State Park, and the Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery - one of the world's largest working fish hatcheries.

The county is served by the National Weather Service Forecast Office in North Little Rock.

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