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.
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.