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The population of Parkin is approximately 1,602 (2000), 1105 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 681 (1990), 453 (2010).

The amount of land area in Parkin is 6.618 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Parkin to Washington DC is 807 miles. The distance to the Arkansas state capital is 111 miles. (as the crow flies)
Parkin is positioned 35.26 degrees north of the equator and 90.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Parkin location: in eastern Arkansas about 40 miles from Memphis, Tennessee. It is about 120 miles from Little Rock.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Parkin is moderate. The area has about 220 frost-free growing days each year.
Parkin average annual rainfall is 49 inches per year
Parkin average annual snowfall is 3.4 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 52 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 73 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 43 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 63 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 82 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 63 degrees F.

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Parkin history:

Parkin was named for William Parkin in 1887. He was an engineer on the construction site just east of what is now Parkin. After building a long sidetrack, he asked the chief engineer what name to give the siding. The chief replied, "Call it Parkin."
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Parkin attractions: Parkin Archeological State ParkParkin, AR 72373
Phone: 501 755-2500
Features an Indian village and mound site dated to A.D. 1300-1600, probably visited by Hernando DeSoto in 1541. Ongoing archeological excavations allow the visitor to see discoveries being made. Museum with exhibits, gift shop and tours.

Authors Bette Greene (Summer of My German Soldier; Phillip Hall Likes me, I reckon Maybe; Get on out of Here, Phillip Hall; and The Drowning of Stephan Jones)

John Grisham lived in Parkin while growing up.

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