Lonoke County, Arkansas

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Lonoke County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 52,828 at the 2000 United States Census. The county seat[1] is at Lonoke, while Cabot is the largest city in the county. Lonoke County is included in the Little RockNorth Little RockConway Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is also an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Lonoke County is Arkansas's 70th county, formed on 16 April 1873. Its name originates from a "lone oak" tree that stood on the site of the present county seat; the red oak tree was used as a local landmark by a railroad surveyor. Among Arkansas's 75 counties, it is the only one to share its name with its county seat.

The county is the location of the Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery, Toltec Mounds State Park, and the Joe Hogan Fish Hatchery — one of the world's largest working fish hatcheries.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 802 square miles (2,078 km²), of which 766 square miles (1,984 km²) is land and 36 square miles (94 km²) (4.54%) is water.

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