Desha County

Desha County, Arkansas

PO Box 188
Arkansas City, AR 71630
Phone: (870) 877-2426
Fax: (870) 877-2531

On southeastern border of AR, southeast of Pine Bluff; organized Dec 12, 1838 from Arkansas County. Name Origin: For Capt. Benjamin Desha (?-1835), officer in the War of 1812

Area (sq mi):: 819.52 (land 764.99; water 54.53) Population per square mile: 18.80
Population 2005: 14,358 State rank: 53 Population change: 2000-20005 -6.40%; 1990-2000 -8.70% Population 2000: 15,341 (White 49.60%; Black or African American 46.30%; Hispanic or Latino 3.20%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.90%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 35.50
Income 2000: per capita $13,446; median household $24,121; Population below poverty level: 28.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,542-$21,078
Unemployment (2004): 9.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.70% Median travel time to work: 18.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 19.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Gibbs, who developed the Delta Resort & Spa in Desha County and the Hotel Hot Springs & Spa, reported just $1.6 million in assets.
There, Desha County is the undisputed king of entries, with 38 all time--and with 30 of those since 2010.
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DESHA COUNTY * (n = 102): White River, 1.6 km W of Whiskey Lake at Gunbarrel Reach.
Born in the Delta, a recent contribution to this literary enterprise, is Margaret Jones Bolsterli's memoir of her early years in Desha County, Arkansas, in the Delta near the confluence of the Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers.
Arkansas: Desha County, 0.4 km N Masonville off State Highway 159 (33.596891[degrees]N, 91.418266[degrees]W), 12 November 2005.
In December, creditors forced the developer of the Delta Resort & Spa in Desha County and the Hotel Hot Springs & Spa into bankruptcy for defaulting on loans totaling $119.4 million.
Never mind that the deer was the biggest he had ever seen lay a hoofprint in the black mud of eastern Desha County.
As part of his duties Bates serves as a co-principal investigator on a research project that is evaluating the value of community health workers in the management of high blood pressure in Desha County.
Moore and his wife, Beverly, donated property to Arkansas City, Desha County and Arkansas State Parks for city, county and state parks.