Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 164.
INDEPENDENCE COUNTY, situated toward the northeastern part of Arkansas, with Big Black river on the east, and traversed by White river. Area, 1,250 square miles. Seat of justice, Batesville. Pop. in 1830, 2,032; in 1840, 3,3669; in 1850, 7,767.