Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 26.
ARKANSAS COUNTY, situated in the southeast part of the state of Arkansas, and watered by Arkansas, White, and Bœuf rivers, and Bayou Barthelany. The face of the country is generally level, except the westerly part which rises into eminences. Length, 60 miles; mean width, 40, extending over an area of 2,400 square miles. Courts are held at Arkansas. Pop., in 1830, 1,426; in 1840, 1,346; in 1850, 3,246.