As the County Judge of Craighead County, it is my privilege to cordially welcome each of you to our site. On behalf of the citizens of Craighead County, we appreciate your interest in one of the state's most progressive regions!

Established in 1859 among the rolling hills of Crowley's Ridge, Craighead County is home to Arkansas State University and is a regional center for manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, education, and trade. I am confident that you will find our county to be friendly and our people are just great.

     Cordially,
     Marvin Day
     County Judge
As the County Judge of Craighead County, it is my privilege to cordially welcome each of you to our site. On behalf of the citizens of Craighead County, we appreciate your interest in one of the state's most progressive regions!

Established in 1859 among the rolling hills of Crowley's Ridge, Craighead County is home to Arkansas State University and is a regional center for manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, education, and trade. I am confident that you will find our county to be friendly and our people are just great.

     Cordially,
     Marvin Day
     County Judge
As the County Judge of Craighead County, it is my privilege to cordially welcome each of you to our site. On behalf of the citizens of Craighead County, we appreciate your interest in one of the state's most progressive regions!

Established in 1859 among the rolling hills of Crowley's Ridge, Craighead County is home to Arkansas State University and is a regional center for manufacturing, agriculture, medicine, education, and trade. I am confident that you will find our county to be friendly and our people are just great.

     Cordially,
     Marvin Day
     County Judge


About Craighead County
Located in northeastern Arkansas, Craighead County has an area of 717 square miles and a population of 107,115 according to the 2017 census.

The creation of Craighead County occurred February 19, 1859, in the Arkansas Legislature in Little Rock, Arkansas. Senator William A. Jones, representing St. Francis and Poinsett Counties, sponsored an Act to create a new county from parts of Greene, Mississippi and Poinsett Counties.

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Craighead County Holiday Observances

Craighead County offices observe several holidays throughout the year. During these observances, normal office hours are unavailable as each department will be closed on those days. Please refer to the following list of dates to find the dates that our offices are closed in observance.

2020 Holiday Schedule
  • New Years Day, January 1st, 2021
  • Martin Luther King Day, January 18, 2020
  • Presidents Day, February 17th, 2020
  • Memorial Day, May 25th, 2020
  • Independence Day, July 4, 2020
  • Labor Day, September 7th, 2020
  • Veteran’s Day, November 11th, 2020
  • Thanksgiving, November 26h & 27th, 2020
  • Christmas Holidays, December 24th & 25th, 2020
Select Craighead County locations will be re-opening this Monday (5/18/2020). You are still encouraged, however, to use our online resources whenever possible. Craighead County facilities will be requiring face coverings and health screenings for all visitors prior to entering any of our buildings. You will also be asked to maintain social distance from one another while inside. If you have had a fever of 100.4 degrees or greater in the last two days or have a cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat or loss of taste or smell, we ask that you refrain from entering. To learn more about how to protect yourself against CoronavirusClick here for Info