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Phillips County, Arkansas

US county information
NamePhillips County
StateArkansas
SeatHelena-West Helena
US Area
Total Area727.29 sq mi (1883.7 km2)
Land Area692.67 sq mi (1794 km2)
Water Area34.62 sq mi (89.7 km2)
Population21757 (2010)
Density12.13/km2 (31.4/sq mi)
FoundedMay 1, 1820
Congressional district1st

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Phillips County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 21,757. The county seat is Helena-West Helena. Phillips County is Arkansas's seventh county, formed on May 1, 1820, and named for Sylvanus Phillips, the area's first-known white settler and representative to the first Territorial Legislature of the Arkansas Territory.

The Helena-West Helena Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Phillips County.

Arkansas Attorney General Bruce Bennett was born in Phillips County in 1917 but reared and lived his adult years in El Dorado, the seat of Union County, Arkansas in southern Arkansas.


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