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Poinsett County, Arkansas


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History & History-related items


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Statistics & Facts

The Arkansas state capital is Little Rock.
The population of Harrisburg is approximately 1,943 (1990), 2288 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 802 (1990), 851 (2010).
The amount of land area in Harrisburg is 4.663 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Harrisburg to Washington DC is 810 miles.
The distance to the Arkansas state capital is 111 miles. (as the crow flies)
Harrisburg is positioned 35.56 degrees north of the equator and 90.72 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

The Harris Family Cemetery about one mile south of Harrisburg, is the burial place of many of the prominent Harris Family, including William H. Harris. For more information on this family, see the Harrisburg Historical Events page.
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Harrisburg City Government

Harrisburg City Clerk
202 N East St
Harrisburg, AR 72432-1912
Phone: 870-578-5466

Harrisburg Mayor's Office
202 N East St
Harrisburg, AR 72432-1912
Phone: 870-578-5467

Harrisburg Historical Events

1770, May 21
HARRIS, William H.
died March 3, 1844. Buried in the Harris Cemetery.
The first county court was held in his home and the temporary seat was also in that home until the permanent courthouse was built in Bolivar. He married Susanna Roberts. He was the first county judge. His descendents also were involved in local politics as well as in the State legislatures. He died 3 March 1844 and was buried in the family plot. His wife, Susanna, was born in 1771 and died 10 April 1840.

Harrisburg Libraries

Poinsett County Library
200 N East St
Harrisburg, AR 72432-1912
Phone: 870-578-4465

Harrisburg Schools

Harrisburg School District
401 W South St
Harrisburg, AR 72432-1619
Phone: 870-578-2416

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