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Prairie County, Arkansas

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  • Herman Joseph Wilgenbush (1884 - 1920)
  • Captain (CSA), Robert Edwin Richardson (1848 - 1895)
    Bluff, Ar., June 29-- Capt. R.E. Richardson died here at 7 a.m. today after an illness of three months, in the 48th year of his age. Capt. Richardson is the son of the late Gen. R.N. Richardson, and wa...
  • (CSA) Joseph A Carroll (1823 - 1863)
    Joseph A Carroll came with his father and siblings to Collin County Texas between 1846 and 1850. His father, George was born in Virginia and moved the family through Kentucky, Illinois, Wisconsin and M...

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Prairie County, created in 1846, is in the Central Arkansas region of the U.S. state of Arkansas. The county is named for the Grand Prairie, a subregion of the Arkansas Delta known for rice cultivation and aquaculture that runs through the county.

The county at first was land given to Cherokee Indians resettled from Tennessee and was the Western band of Cherokee reservation from 1812 to 1836.

Stern's Medlar, a previously unknown plant species, was discovered in Prairie County as recently as 1990. It is not known to grow anywhere else in the world. The plant is critically endangered, with only 25 known specimens, all growing within a single small wood, now protected as the Konecny Grove Natural Area.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Towns

  • Des Arc (County Seat)
  • DeValls Bluff (County Seat)
  • Hazen
  • Fredonia (Biscoe)
  • Ulm

For a complete list of Townships & Other Communities, please see Wikipedia.



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