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WELCOME!

    Clark County, Arkansas, was established over 200 years ago and enjoys a rich, colorful history. For more than fifty years, the Clark County Historical Association has sought to advance the discovery, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge about the county's past.  

 

    We invite you to explore our site and see for yourself!

 

Upcoming CCHA Events/Activities

 

JULY 2, 2024

6:00 p.m. at Historic Hollywood Methodist Church

Writing Letters in Early Nineteenth-Century Clark County

Wendy Richter and Shirley Graham

AUGUST 6, 2024

6:00 p.m. at Historic Hollywood Methodist Church

Clark County Place Names

Joe Jeffers

CLARK COUNTY BORDERS
SINCE 1819

Clark County was created on December 15, 1818, as part of Missouri Territory. One of the five counties composing Arkansas Territory when it was established in 1819, Clark County included all or parts of at least fifteen counties in present-day Arkansas and parts of six counties in present-day Oklahoma. The county is named for Missouri territorial governor William Clark of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

1819 Arkansas Territory

1819 Arkansas Territory

United States map with Arkansas Territory.

1819 Five Counties

1819 Five Counties

Original five counties. Map created by David Reed. Click link for more information.

1836 County Borders

1836 County Borders

Clark County borders when Arkansas becomes a state. Map created by David Reed.

1850 County Borders

1850 County Borders

Borders beginning to resemble current boundries.

2005 County Map

2005 County Map

Current day boundaries. 2005 County map created by David Reed.

Clark County

Clark County

Current Clark County map.

Click photos for details.

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