Searcy County, Arkansas

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Searcy County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 8,261. The county seat is Marshall.[1] The county was formed December 13, 1838, from a portion of Madison County and named for Richard Searcy, the first clerk and judge in the Arkansas Territory. The city of Searcy, Arkansas, some seventy miles away, shares the name despite having never been part of Searcy County. The county is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

For more information about Searcy County, visit the official website of the Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce at: http://www.searcycountyarkansas.org

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History

European Exploration and Settlement

Northwest Arkansas was Osage territory from at least the sixteenth century until 1808, when the tribe negotiated a sale to the United States and moved to Indian Territory. But unnamed Native Americans of the Paleoindian, Archaic, Woodland, Hopewell, and Mississippian cultures had left their remains in north-central Arkansas for more than 10,000 years. By the eighteenth century, European diseases had wiped out almost all Native Americans in the area.

European and American administrators knew of this area only from Native American reports because European population was sparse. On June 11, 1793, Don Joseph Valliere, captain of the Sixth Regiment of Louisiana under the Spanish government, received a land grant from Baron de Carondelet, Governor General of the Spanish Province of Louisiana and Florida, extending about twenty miles (32 km) on each side of the White River to its source beginning at the mouth of the Buffalo and the Big North Fork. But Spanish officials never visited the land, and Valliere did not settle it. This grant is the first mention of the area in European-American archives.

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