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Welcome to De Witt ...

The city of De Witt is located in Arkansas County<1> and is the County Seat for Arkansas County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of De Witt, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1856.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, De Witt has a population of 2,996 people<2> (see below for details).

De Witt is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

De Witt is located in the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for De Witt: 72042<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, De Witt had an population of 2,996 people. This is a decrease of 8.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.65% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, De Witt had a population of 3,292 people (which is 17.31% of the total population of Arkansas County). This makes De Witt the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of De Witt represents 0.11% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 89th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,292 people, the population of De Witt decreased 7.32% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,552 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for De Witt.

Communities Also Named De Witt ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 7 communities that are also named De Witt - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska and New York.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for De Witt.

Communities near De Witt ...

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

  • Stuttgart
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Gillett
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Almyra
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Almyra have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Almyra
    • Almyra is located in Arkansas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 262 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Almyra <5>
  • Saint Charles
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Ethel
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
    • Ethel is located in Arkansas County
  • Bayou Meto
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou Meto
    • Bayou Meto is located in Arkansas County
  • Tichnor
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
  • Crockett's Bluff
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crockett's Bluff
    • Crockett's Bluff is located in Arkansas County
  • Casscoe
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Casscoe have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casscoe
    • Casscoe is located in Arkansas County
  • Preston Ferry
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Preston Ferry
    • Preston Ferry is located in Arkansas County

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 De Witt. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for De Witt.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around De Witt. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for De Witt.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for De Witt ...

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

Adding De Witt to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of De Witt 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 De Witt was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the De Witt post office opened in 1856.

We also found De Witt in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for De Witt.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Arkansas, 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 De Witt.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around De Witt - 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 De Witt). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether De Witt or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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