Prairie County, Arkansas

county in Arkansas, United States

Prairie County is a county of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2020 census, the population was 8,282.[1] The county seats are Des Arc and DeValls Bluff.[2] It was founded on November 25, 1846.

Prairie County
Prairie County Courthouse, Des Arc
Prairie County Courthouse, Des Arc
Map of Arkansas highlighting Prairie County
Location within the U.S. state of Arkansas
Map of the United States highlighting Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°49′41″N 91°32′12″W / 34.828055555556°N 91.536666666667°W / 34.828055555556; -91.536666666667
Country United States
State Arkansas
FoundedNovember 25, 1846
Named forGrand Prairie
SeatDes Arc, DeValls Bluff
Largest cityDes Arc
 • Total676 sq mi (1,750 km2)
 • Land648 sq mi (1,680 km2)
 • Water28 sq mi (70 km2)  4.1%
 • Total8,282
 • Density12/sq mi (4.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)


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