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Welcome to Huntington ...

The city of Huntington is located in Sebastian County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Huntington, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1887.

When the people of Huntington refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Huntingtonian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Huntington has a population of 616 people<4> (see below for details).

Huntington is 610 feet [186 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Huntington is located in the (479) area code.

The ZIP code for Huntington: 72940<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Huntington had an population of 616 people. This is a decrease of 2.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.47% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Huntington had a population of 635 people. This makes Huntington the county's 8th most populous community.

The population of Huntington represents 0.02% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 240th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 635 people, the population of Huntington decreased 7.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 688 people).

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

Communities Also Named Huntington ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 44 communities that are also named Huntington - they are located in California (2), Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia (4), Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Maryland (7), Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina (4), Texas (2), Utah, Vermont, Virginia (4), West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Huntington ...

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

  • Greenwood
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
    • Greenwood is located in Sebastian County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,396 people
  • Barling
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Pocola
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pocola
    • Pocola is located in Le Flore County (OK)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,153 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocola <7>
  • Booneville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
  • Waldron
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Charleston
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
    • Charleston is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,500 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston <7>
  • Lavaca
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lavaca
    • Lavaca is located in Sebastian County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,439 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lavaca <7>
  • Hackett
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hackett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackett
    • Hackett is located in Sebastian County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 837 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hackett <7>
  • Rock Island
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Island
    • Rock Island is located in Le Flore County (OK)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 648 people
  • Hartford
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartford
    • Hartford is located in Sebastian County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartford <7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Huntington. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Huntington.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Huntington ...

Looking for more information about Huntington? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Huntington, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Huntington.

Adding Huntington to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Huntington 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 Huntington was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Huntington post office opened in 1887.

We also found Huntington in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Huntington.

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

The official website for Sebastian County: www.sebastiancountyonline.com/

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 Sebastian, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Huntington refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Huntington may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Huntington.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Huntington - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Huntington). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Huntington or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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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