Yell County, Arkansas

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Yell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2000, the population was 21,139. The county has two county seats, Dardanelle and Danville.[1] Yell County is Arkansas's 41st county, formed on 5 December 1840 and named after Archibald Yell, who was the state's first member of the United States House of Representatives and the second governor of Arkansas; he later was killed in combat at the Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican-American War. It is an alcohol prohibition or dry county.

Yell County is part of the Russellville Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 949 square miles (2,457 km²), of which 928 square miles (2,403 km²) is land and 21 square miles (54 km²) (2.21%) is water.

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