Lawrence County, Arkansas

county in Arkansas, United States

Lawrence County is a county of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2020 census, the population was 16,216.[1] The county seat is Walnut Ridge.[2] It was founded on January 15, 1815.

Lawrence County
Lawrence County Courthouse
Lawrence County Courthouse
Map of Arkansas highlighting Lawrence County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°01′50″N 91°06′47″W / 36.030555555556°N 91.113055555556°W / 36.030555555556; -91.113055555556
Country United States
State Arkansas
FoundedJanuary 15, 1815
Named forJames Lawrence
SeatWalnut Ridge
Largest cityWalnut Ridge
 • Total592 sq mi (1,530 km2)
 • Land588 sq mi (1,520 km2)
 • Water4.7 sq mi (12 km2)  0.8%
 • Total16,216
 • Density27/sq mi (11/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)


  1. 1.0 1.1 "QuickFacts: Lawrence County, Arkansas". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2023.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.