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Yell County, Arkansas

Yell County Arkansas
US county information
NameYell County
SeatDanville (western district);
Dardanelle (eastern district)
US Area
Total Area948.84 sq mi (2457.5 km2)
Land Area927.89 sq mi (2403.2 km2)
Water Area20.95 sq mi (54.3 km2)
Population22185 (2010)
Density9.23/km2 (23.9/sq mi)
Named forArchibald Yell
Time zoneCST/

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Yell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 22,185. The county has two county seats, Dardanelle and Danville. Yell County is Arkansas's 41st county, formed on 5 December 1840 and named after Archibald Yell, who was the state's first member of the United States House of Representatives and the second governor of Arkansas; he later was killed in combat at the Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican-American War. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Yell County is part of the Russellville Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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