Ash Flat is the county seat. It
is on the Sharp and Fulton County lines. The 2000
population was 977. It is the hometown of Charles
Elvin "Preacher" Roe, baseball player.
Ash Flat received it's name from a
prairie upon which the town is situated, in early days surrounded by
ash timber. (Source : The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United
States - 1905, contributed by Tina Easley)
Cave City is on the Sharp and
Independence County lines. It is near the Crystal
River. 2003 estimated population was 1,992.
Cherokee Village is located on
the South Fork River. It is a resort town
developed in 1954 by Cooper Communities. 2003
estimated population was 4,659.
The name Evening Shade refers
to the refuge from the sun afforted by trees near
an old gristmill. Evening Shade was the setting
for a 1990s TV show. The show's stars help the
community market a cookbook, with sales paying
for a gymnasium and auditorium.