Sharp County, Arkansas

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Sharp County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 17,119. The county seat is Ash Flat.[1] The county was formed on July 18, 1868, and named for Ephraim Sharp, a state legislator from the area. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

The former Sharp Citizen newspaper published by Joseph H. Weston from 1972-1978 led to a change in Arkansas libel law.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 606 square miles (1,570 km²), of which 604 square miles (1,565 km²) is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) (0.33%) is water.

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