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Washington County (Ark.)

LC control no.n 81082970
Geographic headingWashington County (Ark.)
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Geographic subdivision usageArkansas--Washington County
Variant(s)Washington Co., Ark.
See alsoLovely County (Ark.)
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Found inArkansas. State Highway Commission. General Highway map ... 1950.
(nfo. from ArU, April 9, 2002 (Hanson Historical atlas of Arkansas, 1989: map 29 (On October 17, 1828, in a special session, the General Assembly created Sevier County and abolished Lovely County although it formed Washington County out of what had been the eastern portion of Lovely County; Maggie Smith collection, 1824-1885: finding aid (Lovely County was created in 1827 by the Arkansas Territorial Legislature. The county included most of a large purchase of land, in present day northwestern Arkansas and northeastern Oklahoma, made by Indian agent William Lovely in 1816. The county seat was Nicksville, near the present location of Tahlequah. In 1828 the western border of Arkansas was moved to its present location, and a special session of the Arkansas Territorial Legislature "extinguished" Lovely County and incorporated its Arkansas lands into Washington County))
GeoNames, algorithmically matched, 2009 (adm2; 35°58ʹ00ʺN 094°14ʹ01ʺW)
Geographic area coden-us-ar