Chicot County

Chicot County, Arkansas

108 Main St County Courthouse
Lake Village, AR 71653
Phone: (870) 265-8000
Fax: (870) 265-8018

In southeastern corner of AR; organized Oct 25, 1823 (prior to statehood) from Arkansas County. Name Origin: For Point Chicot on the Mississippi River; chicot in French means 'stump,' referring to navigational difficulties there.

Area (sq mi):: 690.88 (land 644.03; water 46.86) Population per square mile: 20.20
Population 2005: 13,027 State rank: 57 Population change: 2000-20005 -7.70%; 1990-2000 -10.20% Population 2000: 14,117 (White 42.40%; Black or African American 54.00%; Hispanic or Latino 2.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.40%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 36.20
Income 2000: per capita $12,825; median household $22,024; Population below poverty level: 28.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,164-$19,526
Unemployment (2004): 11.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 19.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Fishes were surveyed at nine sites in the upper (Mississippi county) and four sites in the lower (chicot County) Mississippi River in July 1999-2000 using a 9.0 by 1.8 m (3.2-mm mesh) seine and rotenone.
She was born March 27, 1937, in Chicot County, Ark., to Vardi and Lois Reynolds Gist.
Progressive Eldercare Services-Chicot, the legal name of the Lake Village nursing home, last year asked Chicot County Circuit Judge Steven Porch to dismiss the suit filed by Balette and Edwards on the grounds that it is entitled to charitable immunity.
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Mainline was founded in Portland (Ashley County) in 1978 and is now headquartered in Dermott (Chicot County).
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp., wholesale power provider for the state's 17 electric distribution co-ops, has invested in significant wind power resources from Oklahoma and Kansas, and investor-owned Entergy is buying power from one large-scale solar array near Stuttgart and awaiting completion of a similar 100-megawatt plant in Chicot County that could power the equivalent of 16,000 homes.
Nicolas Gonzalez moved from Mexico to Lake Village in Chicot County in the 1980s, and his family soon followed.
After a countdown, they flipped it to the blare of "Start Me Up" by the Rolling Stones, marking the initiation of a 20-year power purchase agreement between Entergy, the state's largest investor-owned electric utility with some 700,000 customers, and NextEra, of Juno Beach, Florida, its partner in an even bigger solar facility--100 megawatts--being built near Lake Village in Chicot County.
In 2016, SAYS operated five facilities: Dermott Correctional Facility and Dermott Juvenile Treatment Facility, both in Chicot County; the Lewisville Juvenile Treatment Center in Lafayette County; and two juvenile treatment centers in Scott County.
The resurgence of Main Street in this Chicot County seat started with the city's renovation of the historic Tushek Building and grew to encompass the entire Main Street corridor.
"The opportunity to be part of the Arkansas Foodbank is a blessing to the citizens of Arkansas City and the surrounding communities of Desha and Chicot County," Carolyne Blissett, mayor of Arkansas City, said in an Arkansas Foodbank news release.