Johnson County, Arkansas

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Johnson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas originally created from a portion of Pope County. As of 2000, the population was 22,781. The county seat is Clarksville.[1] Johnson County is Arkansas's 30th county, formed on November 16, 1833, and named for Ben Johnson, a Territorial Judge. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

The Ada Mills Bridge links the Arkansas River between Johnson and Logan counties. It is named for Ada Mills, a former Republican political activist who lobbied for the structure for forty years before its completion.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 683 square miles (1,769.0 km2), of which 662 square miles (1,714.6 km2) is land and 21 square miles (54.4 km2) (3.01%) is water.

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