Pocahontas, Arkansas

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Pocahontas is a city in Randolph County, Arkansas, United States, along the Black River. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, its population of the city is 6,765.[1] The city is the county seat of Randolph County[2].

This city was named after the famous Native American from the Jamestown Settlement in Virginia.[citation needed]

Pocahontas has a number of historic buildings, including:

Pocahontas is the home of Black River Technical College.

In How Few Remain, an alternative history novel by Harry Turtledove, the town is mentioned as the only Confederate town taken by the US during the Second Mexican War.



Pocahontas is located at 36°15′49″N 90°58′24″W / 36.26361°N 90.97333°W / 36.26361; -90.97333 (36.263560, -90.973349)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.6 square miles (19.6 km²), of which, 7.3 square miles (19.0 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (2.78%) is water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 6,518 people, 2,693 households, and 1,742 families residing in the city. The population density was 886.6 people per square mile (342.4/km²). There were 2,924 housing units at an average density of 397.7/sq mi (153.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.27% Caucasian, 1.10% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.20% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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