Drew County, Arkansas

county in Arkansas, United States

Drew County is a county of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2020 census, the population was 17,350.[1] The county seat and largest city is Monticello.[2] Drew County was founded on November 26, 1846, and named for Thomas Drew,[3] the third governor of Arkansas.

Drew County
Drew County Courthouse in Monticello
Drew County Courthouse in Monticello
Map of Arkansas highlighting Drew 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°35′04″N 91°43′51″W / 33.5844°N 91.7308°W / 33.5844; -91.7308
Country United States
State Arkansas
FoundedNovember 26, 1846
Named forThomas Drew
Largest cityMonticello
 • Total836 sq mi (2,170 km2)
 • Land828 sq mi (2,140 km2)
 • Water7.3 sq mi (19 km2)  0.9%
 • Total17,350
 • Density21/sq mi (8.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Drew 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.
  3. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 109.