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The location of Black Oak









Welcome to Black Oak ...

The town of Black Oak is located in Craighead County.

The location of Black Oak has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Black Oak has a population of 265 people<2> (see below for details).

Black Oak is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Black Oak is within the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Black Oak: 72414<4>

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 (with 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 ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Black Oak and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Black Oak. If available, we provide a satellite 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Craighead County: www.craigheadcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>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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<3>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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<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 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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<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 from Point A (ie- Black Oak) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 we use 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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