Yell County

Yell County, Arkansas

PO Box 219
Danville, AR 72833
Phone: (479) 495-4850

In west-central AR, northwest of Hot Springs; organized Dec 5, 1840 from Pope County. Name Origin: For Archibald Yell (1797-1847), U.S. representative from AR (1836-39) and governor (1840-44)

Area (sq mi):: 948.84 (land 927.89; water 20.95) Population per square mile: 23.10
Population 2005: 21,391 State rank: 35 Population change: 2000-20005 1.20%; 1990-2000 19.00% Population 2000: 21,139 (White 83.50%; Black or African American 1.50%; Hispanic or Latino 12.70%; Asian 0.70%; Other 11.20%). Foreign born: 10.20%. Median age: 36.10
Income 2000: per capita $15,383; median household $28,916; Population below poverty level: 15.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,784-$20,261
Unemployment (2004): 5.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.70% Median travel time to work: 22.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 37.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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In Yell County, which experienced the only full failure of a levee, "the Corps kept raising our elevation expectations," Yell County Judge Mark Thone said.
Yell County Judge Mark Thone said flooding has surrounded about 25 people in a rural community a few miles south of Dardanelle, and several roads have closed due to high water.
Arkwest Communications, earlier known as Yell County Telephone, was started by Omer and Ethel Sanders in 1939 with one payphone and zero private customers.
While the Arkansas wildfire itself is small, burning only about 100 acres so far, a dispatcher for the Yell County Office of Emergency Management said only about 50 percent of the fire had been contained.
In addition, this yarn unfolds within a culture structured and defined by an ethic that is drawn almost exclusively from the first part of the Christian Bible; the flocks of Fort Smith and Yell County at the end of the nineteenth century are well acquainted with such principles as "an eye for an eye," but it seems as though the "good news" of Jesus Christ has yet to truly reach them.
of Danville will leave only one locally headquartered lender in Yell County: Chambers Bank.
Yell County officials had anticipated the breach and urged residents in the nearby Holla Bend area to evacuate Thursday.
Several levees were affected during the flooding, including one in Yell County that was breached.
The deal will merge the two remaining banks chartered in Yell County and make River Town Bank a subsidiary of Chambers Bancshares.
* River Valley Dispensary, Yell County. Owners: Jennifer Paige Fisher, 51 percent; Richard Scott Pace, 40 percent; Rick Angel and Ron Smith, 4 percent each; and Bryan Fisher, 1 percent.