Poinsett County, Arkansas

county in Arkansas, United States

Poinsett County is a county of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2020 census, the population was 22,965.[1] The county seat is Harrisburg.[2] It was founded on February 28, 1838.

Poinsett County
Poinsett County Courthouse, June 2011
Poinsett County Courthouse, June 2011
Map of Arkansas highlighting Poinsett 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°34′17″N 90°39′36″W / 35.5714°N 90.66°W / 35.5714; -90.66
Country United States
State Arkansas
FoundedFebruary 28, 1838
Named forJoel Roberts Poinsett
Largest cityTrumann
 • Total763 sq mi (1,980 km2)
 • Land758 sq mi (1,960 km2)
 • Water5.2 sq mi (13 km2)  0.7%
 • Total22,965
 • Density30/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)


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