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Black Oak, Arkansas
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Welcome to Black Oak ...

The town of Black Oak is located in Craighead County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Black Oak has a population of 265 people<1> (see below for details).

Black Oak is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Black Oak: (870)

The ZIP code for Black Oak: 72414<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Black Oak had a population of 262 people. This makes Black Oak the county's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 262 people, the population of Black Oak decreased 8.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 286 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Black Oak had an population of 265 people. This is an increase of 1.15% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.34% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Black Oak.

Communities near Black Oak ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<4>.

Community   2017
Bay   [Map]   1,805   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Brookland   [Map]   3,316   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jonesboro   [Map]   75,866   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lake City   [Map]   2,451   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Leachville   [Map]   1,792   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Lepanto   [Map]   1,833   S   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Black Oak.

Communities Also Named Black Oak ...

While we believe that this Black Oak is located in Craighead County, we know of another 2 Arkansas communities named Black Oak. Those communities are located in the following counties: Poinsett and Washington County.

Beyond Arkansas, there are 14 communities that are also named Black Oak - they are located in Alabama, California, Indiana (2), Maryland, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee (3), Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Black Oak.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Black Oak. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Black Oak. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Black Oak.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Black Oak:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Black Oak ...

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

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

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Black Oak, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Black Oak.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Black Oak. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Black Oak.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Black Oak - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 town (such as Black Oak). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Black Oak or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Black Oak. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Black Oak) 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 Black Oak. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Black Oak

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Black Oak. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8366, Longitude: -90.3677     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Black Oak have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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