Ashley County, Arkansas

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Ashley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas, and was formed in 1848 from parts of Chicot, Drew and Union Counties. As of the 2000 census, the population was 24,209. The county seat is Hamburg. It is named for Chester Ashley. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 939 square miles (2,432.0 km2), of which 921 square miles (2,385.4 km2) is land and 18 square miles (46.6 km2) (1.91%) is water. The lowest point in the state of Arkansas is located on the Ouachita River in Ashley County and Union County, where it flows out of Arkansas and into Louisiana.

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