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Parent Counties: Independence, Jackson, Pulaski
Established: October 23, 1835
County Seat: Searcy
Named for: Hugh Lawson White, a Whig candidate for President of the United States
The first American settlers are believed to be John and Nancy Magness, who traveled down what has become known as the Old Southwest Trail from Wilson County, Tennessee, to reach White County around 1815. The Magnesses lived near what is today the town of Letona. [source: Encyclopediaofarkansas.net]
Cities, Towns and Other Populated Areas
Incorporated towns in White County are Searcy, Beebe, Bald Knob, Judsonia, Kensett, Bradford,
Rose Bud, Letona, Pangburn, West Point, Higginson, McRae, Russell, Garner, Georgetown, and Griffithville.
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