Polk County, Arkansas

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Polk County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas, as well as in eight other states. As of 2000, the population was 20,229. The county seat is Mena.[1] Polk County is Arkansas's 48th county, formed on November 30, 1844, and named for James Polk, President of the United States. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county. It is the setting for Stephen Hunter's fictional Bob Lee Swagger, series, the most notable being Black Light, as well as the place where Joel B Reed's fictional character, Jazz Phillips, of the Jazz Phillips mystery series, grew up.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 862 square miles (2,234 km²), of which 859 square miles (2,226 km²) is land and 3 square miles (8 km²) (0.35%) is water.

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