The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Arkansas (county)
ARKANSAS, a S. E. county of Arkansas, bounded E. by White river and intersected by the Arkansas; area, about 1,200 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 8,268, of whom 4,212 were colored. The surface is level, and about one third of it is occupied by the Grand prairie, the largest in the state, and very fertile. The county in 1870 produced 217,450 bushels of Indian corn, 17,327 of Irish and 28,598 of sweet potatoes, and 12,315 bales of cotton. Capital, Arkansas Post.