Ouachita County

Ouachita County, Arkansas

PO Box 644
Camden, AR 71711
Phone: (870) 837-2210
Fax: (870) 837-2218

In south-central AR; organized Nov 29, 1842 from Clark County. Name Origin: For the Ouachita River, which runs through the county

Area (sq mi):: 739.63 (land 732.45; water 7.18) Population per square mile: 37.00
Population 2005: 27,102 State rank: 24 Population change: 2000-20005 -5.90%; 1990-2000 -5.80% Population 2000: 28,790 (White 59.40%; Black or African American 38.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.70%. Median age: 38.70
Income 2000: per capita $15,118; median household $29,341; Population below poverty level: 19.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,264-$21,059
Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.60% Median travel time to work: 21.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Camden County seat (12,342)

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    Senate, son of a father elected twice as Ouachita County sheriff and a mother--still a teen when American women gained the right to vote--who was the state's first woman to run for public office.
    The Ouachita County Sheriff's Office in Arkansas said a three-year-old boy was found on Monday morning wandering along a road in Camden, about 85 miles south west of Little Rock.
    Major organization : OUACHITA COUNTY JUDGE~S OFFICE
    Up to 30 participants will be selected from a 60-mile radius around Arkansas Northeastern College in Mississippi County, Southeast Arkansas Community College in Union County, Southern Arkansas University Tech in Ouachita County and Mid-South Community College in Crittenden County.
    In addition, he's the Ouachita County Health Officer and is actively building a palliative care team for the region.
    CAMDEN--The Ouachita County Quorum Court has approved several proposals asking voters to consider a sales tax increase to fund a county hospital.
    EL DORADO--A former Ouachita County judge has pleaded guilty to a bribery charge involving a Federal Emergency Management Agency contract to clean up debris following October 2009 storms in the county.
    1907: Garland Anthony starts sawmill in Hopeville, near Bearden in Ouachita County.
    * Security Bank of Stephens (Ouachita County), $165,075 owed on a real estate loan.
    Tidwell said Judge Spencer Singleton of the Probate Division of Ouachita County Circuit Court had ruled in April that the seized assets should be returned to the estate.
    After a hearing back in March, Ouachita County Circuit Court Judge Spencer Singleton threw out the will that named Peterson as the beneficiary of Matthew Seth Jacobs, who died in January 2015.
    "I like the idea that things I worked on will be here 100 years from now," said Rogers, who grew up in Ouachita County.