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Welcome to Pleasant Plains ...

The town of Pleasant Plains is located in Independence County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Pleasant Plains, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1842.

A typical abbreviation for Pleasant Plains: Pleasant Plns.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pleasant Plains has a population of 357 people<3> (see below for details).

Pleasant Plains is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Pleasant Plains is located in the (501) area code.

The ZIP code for Pleasant Plains: 72568<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pleasant Plains had an population of 357 people. This is an increase of 2.29% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 33.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pleasant Plains had a population of 349 people. This makes Pleasant Plains the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Pleasant Plains represents 0.01% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 330th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 349 people, the population of Pleasant Plains increased 30.71% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 267 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Pleasant Plains.

Communities Also Named Pleasant Plains ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 12 communities that are also named Pleasant Plains - they are located in Alabama (2), Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey (3), New York (2) and North Carolina (2).

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

Communities near Pleasant Plains ...

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

  • Batesville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesville
    • Batesville is located in Independence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,830 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesville <6>
  • Southside
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southside
    • Southside is located in Independence County
  • Bald Knob
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Judsonia
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Judsonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Judsonia
    • Judsonia is located in White County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,992 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Judsonia <6>
  • Newark
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark is located in Independence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,193 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newark <6>
  • Bradford
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradford
    • Bradford is located in White County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 736 people
  • Pangburn
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pangburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pangburn
    • Pangburn is located in White County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 577 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pangburn <6>
  • Sulphur Rock
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur Rock
    • Sulphur Rock is located in Independence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 458 people
  • Oil Trough
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil Trough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil Trough
    • Oil Trough is located in Independence County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 272 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oil Trough <6>
  • Letona
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Letona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Letona
    • Letona is located in White County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 244 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pleasant Plains ...

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

Adding Pleasant Plains to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Pleasant Plains post office opened in 1842.

We also found Pleasant Plains in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Pleasant Plains.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pleasant Plains. 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 Independence, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pleasant Plains.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pleasant Plains - 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 town (such as Pleasant Plains). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pleasant Plains or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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