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Welcome to Dierks ...

The city of Dierks is located in Howard County<1>.

The pronunciation of Dierks: 'dare-ricks' by locals, 'derks' by non-locals<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dierks has a population of 1,082 people<3> (see below for details).

Dierks was incorporated in 1907.

The origin (or the toponymy) of Dierks: Named after Herman Dierks (1863-1946), who was the co-founder and president of the Dierks Lumber and Coal Company.

The city of Dierks was previously named Hardscrabble. Going back to its beginning, The community of Dierks was originally named Hardscrabble. For more information about the names of Dierks, see The Names of Dierks on our Genealogy Page.

Dierks is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Dierks: (870)

The ZIP code for Dierks: 71833<5>

Websites for Dierks ...

Official Website:   www.dierksarkansas.net/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.dierkschamberofcommerce.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dierks had an population of 1,082 people. This is a decrease of 4.5% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.03% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dierks had a population of 1,133 people (or 8.22% of the total population of Howard County). This makes Dierks the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Dierks represents 0.04% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 180th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,133 people, the population of Dierks decreased 7.89% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,230 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Dierks.

Communities near Dierks ...

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

  • De Queen [Sevier County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Queen
    • De Queen [Sevier County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Dierks
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,534 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Queen have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Queen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Queen<8>
  • Nashville [Howard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nashville
    • Nashville [Howard County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Dierks
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,386 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nashville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nashville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nashville<8>
  • Murfreesboro [Pike County]
  • Mineral Springs [Howard County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Springs
    • Mineral Springs [Howard County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Dierks
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,148 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mineral Springs<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lockesburg [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockesburg
      • Lockesburg [Sevier County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Dierks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 724 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockesburg
    • Grannis [Polk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grannis
      • Grannis [Polk County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Dierks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grannis have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grannis
    • Gillham [Sevier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillham
      • Gillham [Sevier County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Dierks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 157 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillham
    • Daisy [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daisy
      • Daisy [Pike County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Dierks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 110 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daisy
    • Center Point [Howard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point [Howard County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Dierks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
    • Grandfield [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandfield
      • Grandfield [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Dierks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandfield

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Dierks. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Dierks.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dierks ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Howard County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dierks: www.dierksarkansas.net/

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 Howard, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Dierks. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dierks.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dierks - 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 Dierks). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Dierks 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dierks) 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 Dierks. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dierks

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dierks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1223, Longitude: -94.0181    
<7>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.
<8>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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