Murfreesboro, Arkansas

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Murfreesboro is a city in Pike County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,764 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Pike County.[1]

Crater of Diamonds State Park is located just to the south. The "crater" is an eroded lamproite pipe where diamonds were discovered in 1906. 100,000 were found by 1933, and visitors to the park may still take away whatever they can find. Hillary Clinton wore a 4.25 carat (850 mg) yellow diamond known as The "Kahn Canary" Diamond, found at the park in 1977, to the inaugural balls in 1993 and 1997. [2]

Also located in Murfreesboro is the 1,000-year-old Ka-Do-Ha Indian Village and museum, which offers a field that can be excavated for authentic arrowheads. [3]

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Geography

Murfreesboro is located at 34°3′59″N 93°41′21″W / 34.06639°N 93.68917°W / 34.06639; -93.68917 (34.066255, -93.689256).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,764 people, 732 households, and 485 families residing in the city. The population density was 906.5 people per square mile (349.3/km²). There were 830 housing units at an average density of 426.5/sq mi (164.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.23% White, 7.31% Black or African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.91% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 1.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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