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Sharp County, Arkansas

US county information
NameSharp County
StateArkansas
SeatAsh Flat
US Area
Total Area606.35 sq mi (1570.4 km2)
Land Area604.35 sq mi (1565.3 km2)
Water Area1.99 sq mi (5.2 km2)
Population17264 (2010)
Density11.03/km2 (28.6/sq mi)
FoundedJuly 18, 1868
Congressional district1st

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Sharp County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 17,264. The county seat is Ash Flat. The county was formed on July 18, 1868, and named for Ephraim Sharp, a state legislator from the area. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

The former Sharp Citizen newspaper published by Joseph H. Weston from 1972-1978 led to a change in Arkansas libel law.


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