Cleveland County, Arkansas

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Cleveland County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 8,571 at the 2000 U.S. census. It is included in the Pine Bluff, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area. The county seat is at Rison.

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History

The Arkansas legislature established Dorsey County as Arkansas's 71st county on April 17, 1873, naming it for Stephen W. Dorsey, the U.S. Senator from Arkansas. When he was indicted for defrauding the Post Office, they renamed it on March 5, 1885, for Grover Cleveland, the newly elected President of the United States.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 599 square miles (1,551.4 km2), of which 598 square miles (1,548.8 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.18%) is water.

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