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,
     Ed Hill
     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,
     Ed Hill
     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,
     Ed Hill
     County Judge


About Craighead County
Located in northeastern Arkansas, Craighead County has an area of 717 square miles and a population of 96,443 according to the 2010 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.

Calendar
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.

2018 Holiday Schedule
  • New Years – Monday, January 1
  • Martin Luther King Day – Monday, January 15
  • President’s Day – Monday, February 19
  • Memorial Day – Monday, May 28
  • Independence Day – Wednesday, July 4
  • Labor Day – Monday, September 3
  • Veterans Day – Monday, November 12
  • Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 22 & Friday, November 23
  • Christmas – Monday, December 24 & Tuesday, December 25
  • 2019 New Years- Tuesday, January 1