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Welcome to Gillett ...

The city of Gillett is located in Arkansas County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Gillett, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1892.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gillett has a population of 680 people<2> (see below for details).

Gillett is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Gillett is located in the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Gillett: 72055<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gillett had an population of 680 people. This is a decrease of 1.59% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.97% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gillett had a population of 691 people. This makes Gillett the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Gillett represents 0.02% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 230th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 691 people, the population of Gillett decreased 15.63% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 819 people).

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

Communities Also Named Gillett ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Gillett - they are located in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Gillett ...

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

  • Dumas
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • De Witt
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Gould
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gould
    • Gould is located in Lincoln County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 719 people
  • Grady
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
  • Mitchellville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchellville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchellville
    • Mitchellville is located in Desha County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
  • Almyra
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • 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>
  • Watson
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Tichnor
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
  • Bayou Meto
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou Meto
    • Bayou Meto is located in Arkansas County
  • Reydell
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reydell
    • Reydell is located in Jefferson 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 Gillett. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gillett.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gillett ...

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

Adding Gillett to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Gillett post office opened in 1892.

We also found Gillett on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Arkansas (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Gillett.

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

The official website for State of Arkansas:

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 Gillett.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gillett - 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 Gillett). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gillett 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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