Ouachita County, Arkansas

The Ouachita County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Camden.


The County is located in south-central Arkansas, is located in the south about 60 miles from Louisiana and has an area of 1,916 square kilometers, of which 19 square kilometers are water surface. It is bordered by the following counties:


The Ouachita County was formed on November 29, 1842 from parts of Union County 45th county in Arkansas. It was named for the Ouachita River, which flows through the county.

The first school building was erected in 1871. By 1880, the main passenger and goods transport was done by the steam navigation. The main customers of the goods produced were Baton Rouge and New Orleans. After 1880 came through the Reader Railroad, then known as the Possum Trot Line, the railroad in the county. The train fostered the emergence of new Staädte and communities.

1907 Garland Anthony began with a small sawmill, from which to this day the company Anthony Timberlands was created. 1928 was added in the production of paper, now International Paper Company.

2000 2010

Historical buildings

  • On U.S. Route 79B is the historical relevance Ben Laney Bridge.

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in Ouachita County 26,120 people in 11,019 households. The population density was .. inhabitants per square kilometer.

The racial the population was composed of 57.0 percent white, 40.1 percent African American, 0.3 percent Native American, 0.4 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 1.6 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity were 1.6 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In the 11,019 households lived statistically 2.30 per person.

23.4 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 59.4 percent were 19-64, and 17.2 percent were 65 years or older. 52.4 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 32,393. The per capita income was $ 18,072. 21.9 percent of the population lived below the poverty line.

Places in Ouachita County

  • Amy
  • Barham
  • Bearden
  • Bragg City
  • Buena Vista
  • Camark
  • Camden
  • Chidester
  • Crossroads
  • Cullendale
  • Eagle Mills
  • East Camden
  • Elliott
  • Fairview
  • French Port
  • Good Hope
  • Harmony Grove
  • Herbert
  • Joyce City
  • Kent
  • Kirkland
  • Lakeside
  • Lester
  • Lester Junction
  • Liberty
  • Louann
  • Luned
  • Millers Bluff
  • Millville
  • Newport
  • Ogemaw
  • Pace City
  • Reader1
  • Red Hill
  • Rendezvous
  • Salem
  • Sayre
  • Shumaker
  • Smead
  • Snow Hill
  • Spring Hill
  • Standard Umpstead
  • Stephens
  • Tates Bluff
  • Troy
  • Vanduzer
  • Velie
  • Warner

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  • Bradley Township
  • Bragg Township
  • Bridge Creek Township
  • Carroll Township
  • Cleveland Township
  • Ecore Fabre township
  • Freeo Township
  • Jefferson Township
  • Lafayette Township
  • Liberty Township
  • Marion Township
  • Red Hill Township
  • River Township
  • Union Township
  • Valley Township
  • Washington Township