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Welcome to Bull Shoals ...

The city of Bull Shoals is located in the Arkansas Ozarks.

Bull Shoals is located in Marion County<1>.


The location of Bull Shoals has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Bull Shoals, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1949.

A typical abbreviation for Bull Shoals: Bull Shls.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bull Shoals has a population of 1,950 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Bull Shoals is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Bull Shoals: (870)

The ZIP code for Bull Shoals: 72619<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bull Shoals had an population of 1,950 people (or a decrease of 2.5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bull Shoals had a population of 1,950 people (or 11.71% of the total population of Marion County). This makes Bull Shoals the county's most populous community.

The population of Bull Shoals represents 0.07% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 136th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,950 people, the population of Bull Shoals decreased 2.5% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,000 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Bull Shoals.

Communities near Bull Shoals ...

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

  • Mountain Home
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
    • Mountain Home is located in Baxter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,638 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountain Home <6>
  • Gassville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gassville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gassville
    • Gassville is located in Baxter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,173 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gassville <6>
  • Flippin
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flippin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flippin
    • Flippin is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,316 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flippin <6>
  • Yellville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellville
    • Yellville is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,154 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yellville <6>
  • Cotter
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotter
    • Cotter is located in Baxter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 956 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cotter <6>
  • Diamond City
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond City
    • Diamond City is located in Boone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 801 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamond City <6>
  • Gainesville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Summit
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
    • Summit is located in Marion County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
  • Salesville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Lead Hill
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lead Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lead Hill
    • Lead Hill is located in Boone County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 268 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lead Hill <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 Bull Shoals. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bull Shoals.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bull Shoals. 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 Bull Shoals.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bull Shoals ...

Looking for more information about Bull Shoals? 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 Bull Shoals, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bull Shoals.

Adding Bull Shoals to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bull Shoals was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Bull Shoals post office opened in 1949.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bull Shoals.

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

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 Marion, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bull Shoals.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bull Shoals - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 Bull Shoals). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bull Shoals or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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