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History Timeline[edit | edit source]

Unless otherwise mentioned, the events below were gleaned from Arkansas County - The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture [1]

  • Pre-historical - Native American rock art indicate that people lived in this area for at least 10,000 years.
  • 1700-1730s - Early white settlers started arriving , first by keel boat and later by steamboat; many were likely illegal squatters, who were a constant source of annoyance and complaint to the Cherokee.
  • 1803 - At the time of the Louisiana Purchase, the Osage laid claim to the land.
  • 1833 November 16 - Johnson County was created from Pope.
  • 1920-2010 - The population of Johnson County hit a peak of just over 21,000 in 1920. It then took a dive to just 12,400 in 1960 but has rebounded to 25,500 in 2010.

Places and Localities[edit | edit source]

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Towns from Wikipedia[edit | edit source]

  • Batson Township
  • Clarksville (County seat)
  • Coal Hill (city)
  • Dickerson-Hill Township
  • Gillian Settlement (unincorporated)
  • Grant Township (Coal Hill)
  • Hagarville (census-designated place)
  • Hartman (city)
  • Hickey Township
  • Hickeytown (unincorporated)
  • Horsehead Township
  • Howell Township most of Knoxville)
  • Hunt (unincorporated)
  • Knoxville (city)
  • Lamar (city)
  • Lee Township
  • Low Gap Township
  • McKennon Township
  • Mulberry Township
  • Oark (unincorporated)
  • Ozone (unincorporated)
  • Perry Township (census designated place: Hagarville)
  • Pittsburg (unincorporated)
  • Pittsburg Township (most of Lamar, small part of Knoxville)
  • Prairie Township (small part of Clarksville)
  • Red Lick Township
  • Sherman Township
  • Spadra Township (most of Clarksville, small part of Lamar)
  • Stonewall Township
  • Ward Township (Hartman city)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  2. Arkansas: Individual County Chronologies Arkansas Atlas of Historical County Boundaries
    John H. Long, Editor; Peggy Tuck Sinko, Associate Editor and Historical Compiler; Douglas Knox, Book Digitizing Director; Emily Kelley, Research Associate; Laura Rico-Beck, GIS Specialist and Digital Compiler; Peter Siczewicz, ArcIMS Interactive Map Designer; Robert Will, Cartographic Assistant. Copyright The Newberry Library 2008