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Welcome to Des Arc ...

The city of Des Arc is located in Prairie County<1> and is the County Seat for Prairie County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Des Arc has a population of 1,590 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Des Arc is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Des Arc is within the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Des Arc: 72040<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Des Arc had an population of 1,590 people. This is a decrease of 7.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 17.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Des Arc had a population of 1,717 people (which is 19.7% of the total population of Prairie County). This makes Des Arc the county's most populous community.

The population of Des Arc represents 0.06% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 145th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,717 people, the population of Des Arc decreased 11.17% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,933 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Des Arc.

Communities Also Named Des Arc ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Des Arc - it's located in Missouri.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Des Arc.

Communities near Des Arc ...

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

  • Brinkley (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brinkley
    • Brinkley lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Des Arc and is located in Monroe County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,537 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brinkley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brinkley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brinkley<7>
  • Carlisle (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
    • Carlisle lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Des Arc and is located in Lonoke County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,154 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlisle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<7>
  • Kensett (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kensett
    • Kensett lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Des Arc and is located in White County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,615 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kensett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kensett<7>
  • Hazen (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazen
    • Hazen lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Des Arc and is located in Prairie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,330 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazen<7>
  • Higginson (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Higginson
    • Higginson lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Des Arc and is located in White County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 743 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Higginson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Higginson
  • Cotton Plant (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Plant
    • Cotton Plant lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Des Arc and is located in Woodruff County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 568 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Plant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Plant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cotton Plant<7>
  • De Valls Bluff (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Valls Bluff
    • De Valls Bluff lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Des Arc and is located in Prairie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 548 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Valls Bluff
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Valls Bluff<7>
  • Fredonia (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredonia
    • Fredonia lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Des Arc and is located in Prairie County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 343 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fredonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredonia
  • Garner (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garner
    • Garner lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Des Arc and is located in White County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 284 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garner
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garner<7>
  • Griffithville (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffithville
    • Griffithville lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Des Arc and is located in White County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 224 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffithville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffithville

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Des Arc. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Des Arc.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Des Arc ...

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

Adding Des Arc to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Des Arc was in the U.S. Post Offices (Jan. 1851).

We also found Des Arc on a map titled William Bradley Map (1889).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Des Arc

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Prairie County

About Arkansas

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Des Arc. 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 Prairie, 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 have 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 Des Arc.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Des Arc - 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 Des Arc). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Des Arc or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Des Arc) 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 Des Arc. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Des ArcOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Des Arc. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9768, Longitude: -91.5065       In this case, the coordinates for Des Arc have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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