Poinsett County

Poinsett County, Arkansas

County Courthouse 401 Market St
Harrisburg, AR 72432
Phone: (870) 578-5333

In northeastern AR, northwest of Memphis, TN; organized Feb 28, 1838 from Greene County. Name Origin: For Joel Roberts Poinsett (1779-1851), SC statesman and secretary of war (1837-41). He introduced the cultivation of the poinsettia flower to the U.S., having imported it from Mexico after he was a U.S. minister there (1825-29)

Area (sq mi):: 763.39 (land 757.74; water 5.65) Population per square mile: 33.50
Population 2005: 25,349 State rank: 27 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.00%; 1990-2000 3.90% Population 2000: 25,614 (White 90.50%; Black or African American 7.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.60%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 36.60
Income 2000: per capita $13,087; median household $26,558; Population below poverty level: 21.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,764-$20,682
Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -3.10% Median travel time to work: 23.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Jeannie Whayne, a history professor at the University of Arkansas who has written extensively about the Delta, was was born in 1948 and grew up at Marked Tree in Poinsett County. Even as a child she saw the signs of economic change.
Three of those students were from the same school where Goline taught and one was from East Poinsett County School District, reports said.
She's been working the third shift as an officer for the Poinsett County town's Police Department since last May.
Poinsett County, in an isolated corner of northeastern Arkansas, was home to this remarkable organization.
This book is a study of economic development, with attendant social and cultural transformations, in Poinsett County, Arkansas, between the county's formation in 1883 and the present.
The efforts of emerging agri-businessmen to clear the timber from Poinsett County's virgin land, drain its swamps, and turn the improved land into fertile cotton plantations are detailed by Professor Whayne.
of Trumann, a family-owned manufacturing company in Poinsett County, accused Cooper of embezzling the money over a decade in a civil suit filed in Craighead County Circuit Court.
They objected to the fact that planters were refusing to share crop-subsidy payments with them, but they were also objecting to the fact that planters were evicting tenants and sharecroppers made unnecessary by the AAA'S crop-reduction program.(8) The STFU was founded in Poinsett County in Northeastern Arkansas in 1934, and its membership extended into surrounding Delta counties and even beyond Arkansas.(9) In the end the STFU was unable to achieve its goals.
In other print news, the Modem News of Harrisburg, which has published weekly for 129 years in the Poinsett County seat, is in sales talks with an unidentified newspaper group.
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Tori Pohlner Bogner grew up in a Poinsett County farm family and had thoughts about pursuing a career in agribusiness while attending Weiner High School.