Jackson County, Arkansas

county in Arkansas, United States

Jackson County is a county of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,997.[1] The county seat is Newport.[2] It was founded on November 5, 1829.

Jackson County
Jackson County Courthouse
Jackson County Courthouse
Map of Arkansas highlighting Jackson County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 35°35′38″N 91°11′37″W / 35.593888888889°N 91.193611111111°W / 35.593888888889; -91.193611111111
Country United States
State Arkansas
FoundedNovember 5, 1829
Named forAndrew Jackson
Largest cityNewport
 • Total642 sq mi (1,660 km2)
 • Land634 sq mi (1,640 km2)
 • Water7.6 sq mi (20 km2)  1.2%%
 • Estimate 
 • Density28/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st


  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved May 22, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.