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Poinsett County, Arkansas

US county information
NamePoinsett County
StateArkansas
SeatHarrisburg
US Area
Total Area763.39 sq mi (1977.2 km2)
Land Area757.74 sq mi (1962.5 km2)
Water Area5.65 sq mi (14.6 km2)
Population24583 (2010)
Density12.52/km2 (32.4/sq mi)
FoundedFebruary 28, 1838
Congressional district1st

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Poinsett County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 24,583. It is included in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat is Harrisburg. The county was formed on February 28, 1838, and named for Joel R. Poinsett, U.S. Secretary of War.

The first county seat was Bolivar, located 3 miles north of town on the Old Military Road. Now Bolivar is just a Cemetery.


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