Desha County, Arkansas

county in Arkansas, United States

Desha County is a county located in the southeast part of the U.S. state of Arkansas, with its eastern border the Mississippi River. As of the 2020 census, the population was 11,395.[1] The county seat is Arkansas City.[2] It was founded on December 12, 1838.

Desha County
Desha County courthouse in Arkansas City
Desha County courthouse in Arkansas City
Map of Arkansas highlighting Desha County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 33°45′28″N 91°17′14″W / 33.7578°N 91.2872°W / 33.7578; -91.2872
Country United States
State Arkansas
FoundedDecember 12, 1838
Named forBenjamin Desha
SeatArkansas City
Largest cityDumas
 • County JudgeRichard Tindall
 • Total820 sq mi (2,100 km2)
 • Land768 sq mi (1,990 km2)
 • Water51 sq mi (130 km2)  6.3%
 • Total11,395
 • Density14/sq mi (5.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Desha County, Arkansas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.