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Welcome to Barling ...

The city of Barling is located in Sebastian County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Barling has a population of 5,036 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Barling.

Barling is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Barling lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Barling: (479)

The ZIP code for Barling: 72923<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Barling had an population of 5,036 people. This is an increase of 8.32% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 20.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Barling had a population of 4,649 people. This makes Barling the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Barling represents 0.16% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 68th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,649 people, the population of Barling increased 11.33% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,176 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Barling.

Adding Barling to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Barling in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Barling elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Barling on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Barling ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Barling.

  • Fort Smith [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Smith
    • Fort Smith [Sebastian County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Barling
    • Estimated population in 2019: 87,891 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Smith
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Smith<6>
  • Van Buren [Crawford County]
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    • Van Buren [Crawford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Barling
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,683 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Buren have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van Buren<6>
  • Greenwood [Sebastian County]
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    • Greenwood [Sebastian County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Barling
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,414 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Alma [Crawford County]
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    • Alma [Crawford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Barling
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,864 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pocola [Le Flore County]
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      • Pocola [Le Flore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Barling
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocola have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocola<6>
    • Roland [Sequoyah County]
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      • Roland [Sequoyah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Barling
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roland<6>
    • Muldrow [Sequoyah County]
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      • Muldrow [Sequoyah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Barling
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muldrow have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muldrow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muldrow<6>
    • Charleston [Franklin County]
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      • Charleston [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Barling
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<6>
    • Lavaca [Sebastian County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavaca
      • Lavaca [Sebastian County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Barling
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,427 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lavaca
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lavaca<6>
    • Spiro [Le Flore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spiro
      • Spiro [Le Flore County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Barling
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,158 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spiro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spiro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spiro<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Barling. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Barling.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Barling. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Barling.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Barling. See our Newspapers Page for Barling.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Barling ...

Looking for more information about Barling? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Barling, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Barling.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Sebastian County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Barling. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sebastian County: www.sebastiancountyonline.com/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Sebastian, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Barling.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Barling - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Barling). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Barling or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Barling) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Barling. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Barling

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3255, Longitude: -94.3018    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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