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Welcome to Pickens ...

Pickens is located in Desha County<1>.

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

Pickens is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Pickens is located in the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Pickens: 71662<4>

Communities Also Named Pickens ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Arkansas communities named Pickens: This one is located in Desha County and the other is located in White County.

Beyond Arkansas, there are 6 communities that are also named Pickens - they are located in Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Pickens ...

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

  • McGehee [Desha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGehee
    • McGehee [Desha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Pickens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,683 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGehee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGehee<6>
  • Gould [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gould
    • Gould [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Pickens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 724 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gould
  • Gillett [Arkansas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gillett
    • Gillett [Arkansas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Pickens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 680 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gillett
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gillett<6>
  • Mitchellville [Desha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchellville
    • Mitchellville [Desha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Pickens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 339 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchellville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchellville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tillar [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillar
      • Tillar [Drew County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillar
    • Watson [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
      • Watson [Desha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watson<6>
    • Winchester [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Drew County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Reed [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed
      • Reed [Desha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
    • Pea Ridge [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Ridge
      • Pea Ridge [Desha County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pea Ridge
    • Kelso [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelso
      • Kelso [Desha County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelso

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pickens ...

Looking for more information about Pickens? 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 Pickens, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Pickens.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Desha County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pickens. 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 Desha, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pickens - 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 community (such as Pickens). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pickens or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Pickens) 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 Pickens. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pickens

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8457, Longitude: -91.4818       In this case, the coordinates for Pickens have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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