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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 on 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.

September 7, 2020 - Labor Day - Offices closed

November 11, 2020 - Veteran's Day - Offices closed

November 26 & 27, 2020 - Thanksgiving - Offices closed

December 24 & 25, 2020 - Christmas - Offices closed

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