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The Arkansas state capital is Little Rock.

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The population of Shirley is approximately 337 (2000), 291 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 169 (1990), 132 (2010).

The amount of land area in Shirley is 6.195 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Shirley is 2.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.176 sq kilometers.
The distance from Shirley to Washington DC is 896 miles. The distance to the Arkansas state capital is 63 miles. (as the crow flies)
Shirley is positioned 35.64 degrees north of the equator and 92.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Shirley elevation is 542 feet above sea level.
Shirley median income is $23,958 (2000).

The Shirley median home price is $40,000 (2000).

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Shirley location: in north-central Arkansas about 60 miles from North Little Rock. Other nearby communities include Fairfield Bay, Clinton, Greers Ferry, Quitman, Mountain View and Leslie.

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Climate & Weather

Shirley average annual precipitation is 50.9 inches per year.
Shirley average annual snowfall is 5.8 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 35.7 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 58.5 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 79.8 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 60.4 degrees F.

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Shirley history:

Shirley Arkansas was once just a simple bridge of a nameless river, leading to a deserted area, until a railroad, the MN&A(Missouri, and North Arkansas) opened up it's rails to the town, through the county of Van Buren.

The Railroad went through for many years, making Shirley the prime county seat. One of the more memorable occasions in Shirley was a train wreck, just above the train bridge, Most managed to Jump from the train before the collision, one man, the fireman, didn't jump in time, and was scalded to death by the steam.

In 1949, due to strikes from the workers, the MN&A Train, "Shirley" was passed through the town, one last time, and as it left, the railroad ties were picked up, A train never ran through the town again.

Slowly the population of the fair city dwindled, from 2,000, to less than 300, where it stands today.
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