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Prairie Grove, Arkansas
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Welcome to Prairie Grove ...

The city of Prairie Grove is located in Northwest Arkansas.

Prairie Grove is located in Washington County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Prairie Grove: Prairie Grv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Prairie Grove has a population of 6,764 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Prairie Grove.

The community of Prairie Grove is 1,220 feet [372 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Prairie Grove: (479)

The ZIP code for Prairie Grove: 72753<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Prairie Grove had an population of 6,764 people. This is an increase of 54.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 166.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Prairie Grove had a population of 4,380 people. This makes Prairie Grove the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Prairie Grove represents 0.15% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 71st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,380 people, the population of Prairie Grove increased 72.44% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,540 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Prairie Grove.

Communities Also Named Prairie Grove ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Arkansas communities named Prairie Grove: This one is located in Washington County and the other is located in Drew County.

Beyond Arkansas, there are 8 communities that are also named Prairie Grove - they are located in Illinois, Iowa (2), Kansas, Manitoba and Texas (2).

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

Communities near Prairie Grove ...

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

  • Fayetteville [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
    • Fayetteville [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Prairie Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 89,576 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayetteville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<7>
  • Springdale [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springdale
    • Springdale [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Prairie Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 81,115 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springdale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springdale<7>
  • Siloam Springs [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Siloam Springs
    • Siloam Springs [Benton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Prairie Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,611 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siloam Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siloam Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Siloam Springs<7>
  • Farmington [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
    • Farmington [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of Prairie Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,569 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmington<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tontitown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tontitown
      • Tontitown [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Prairie Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,065 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tontitown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tontitown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tontitown<7>
    • Johnson [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson
      • Johnson [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Prairie Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnson
    • Elkins [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkins
      • Elkins [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Prairie Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkins<7>
    • Bethel Heights [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel Heights
      • Bethel Heights [Benton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Prairie Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,970 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Heights
    • West Fork [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Fork
      • West Fork [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Prairie Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,623 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Fork<7>
    • Elm Springs [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Springs
      • Elm Springs [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the north of Prairie Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,609 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elm Springs<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 Prairie Grove. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Prairie Grove.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Prairie Grove ...

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

Adding Prairie Grove to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Prairie Grove in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Prairie Grove was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Prairie Grove on a map titled Rand McNally Map (1909).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Prairie Grove on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Prairie Grove

Communities in Arkansas

About Washington County

About Arkansas

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.ar.us/

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 Washington, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Prairie Grove.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Prairie Grove - 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 Prairie Grove). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Prairie Grove 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Prairie Grove) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Prairie Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Prairie GroveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prairie Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9808, Longitude: -94.3125       In this case, the coordinates for Prairie Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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