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St. Francis County, Arkansas
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St. Francis County
The county was formed on October 13, 1827 from parts of Phillips County.  It was named for the St. Francis River which runs through the county.
The first permanent white settlers, along with their slaves, arrived in St. Francis County from Tennessee and Kentucky, settling along the high ground of Crowley’s Ridge. Noteworthy settlers include Samuel Fillingen and John Johnson. A few scattered Cherokee campsites were located in the vicinity of what is now Village Creek State Park.
By 1860, there were 2,621 slaves in the county, constituting roughly thirty percent of the total population. Cotton and corn were the mainstays of the county’s economy at the time.  [source: encyclopediaofarkansas.net]

Cities, Towns and Other Populated Places
Cities
Caldwell * Colt * Forrest City * Hughes * Madison * Palestine

Towns
Wheatley * Widener

Townships
    Black Fish * Franks * Garland * Goodwin * Griggs * Heth * Johnson * L'Anguille * Madison * Prairie * Telico * Wheatley


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Website Updates:
Oct 2014: bio for ALLEN;  Crime news re:  WHITSITT, CASTEEL


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