COMMUNITIES

SHARP COUNTY/ARKANSAS GENEALOGY TRAILS

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ASH FLAT

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

Cave City is on the Sharp and Independence County lines. It is near the Crystal River. 2003 estimated population was 1,992.

CHEROKEE VILLAGE

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.

EVENING SHADE

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.

HARDY

Hardy is located on the Spring River and was named after James Andrew Hardy, railroad contractor. A damaging flood occurred in 1982.

HIGHLAND

SIDNEY

WILLIFORD

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