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Craighead County Statistics

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 712.98 square miles , of which 710.84 square miles is land.

About Craighead County, AR

Craighead County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas . As of the 2010 census , the population was 96,443. It is included in the Jonesboro, Arkansas Metropolitan Statistical Area . Craighead County is Arkansas's 58th county, formed on February 19, 1859, and named for state Senator Thomas Craighead . The county has two county seats — Jonesboro and Lake City . It is one of several dry counties within the state of Arkansas, in which the sale of alcoholic beverages is largely prohibited.

Craighead County was part of the territory claimed by France on April 9, 1682 by René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle who laid claim to all of the land drained by the Mississippi River and its assorted tributaries. LaSalle's claim was named Louisiana in honor of Louis XIV , King of France . The Treaty of Fontainebleau was signed between France and Spain and ownership of the Louisiana territory west of the Mississippi River was transferred to the Spanish crown as a result of the Seven Years' War and Craighead County became a Spanish possession. Spain remained in control of the territory encompassing the county until October 1, 1800 when Napoleon Bonaparte forced Spain to return the lost territories to France under the Treaty of Ildefonso . Napoleon maintained grandiose plans to establish a vast French Empire in Louisiana but...

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