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Welcome to Rison ...

The city of Rison is located in Cleveland County<1> and is the County Seat for Cleveland County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rison has a population of 1,212 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Rison is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Rison is within the (870) area code.

The ZIP code for Rison: 71665<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rison had an population of 1,212 people. This is a decrease of 9.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.64% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rison had a population of 1,344 people (which is 15.47% of the total population of Cleveland County). This makes Rison the county's most populous community.

The population of Rison represents 0.05% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 166th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,344 people, the population of Rison increased 5.74% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,271 people).

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

Communities Also Named Rison ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Rison - it's located in Maryland.

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

Communities near Rison ...

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

  • Fordyce (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fordyce
    • Fordyce lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Rison and is located in Dallas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,589 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fordyce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fordyce
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fordyce<7>
  • Kingsland (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsland
    • Kingsland lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Rison and is located in Cleveland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 404 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsland
  • Saline (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saline
    • Saline lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Rison and is located in Cleveland County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saline
  • Staves (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Staves
    • Staves lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Rison and is located in Cleveland County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Staves
  • White Oak Bluff (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Oak Bluff
    • White Oak Bluff lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Rison and is located in Cleveland County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Oak Bluff
  • Ivan (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivan
    • Ivan lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Rison and is located in Dallas County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivan
  • New Edinburg (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Edinburg
    • New Edinburg lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Rison and is located in Cleveland County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Edinburg
  • Grapevine (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapevine
    • Grapevine lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Rison and is located in Grant County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapevine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapevine
  • Pinebergen (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinebergen
    • Pinebergen lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Rison and is located in Jefferson County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinebergen
  • Sulphur Springs (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur Springs
    • Sulphur Springs lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Rison and is located in Jefferson County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur Springs

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rison ...

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

Adding Rison to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rison 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 Rison was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Rison

Communities in Arkansas

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About Arkansas

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rison. 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 Cleveland, 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 Rison.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rison - 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 Rison). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rison 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 from Point A (ie- Rison) 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 Rison. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RisonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rison. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9567, Longitude: -92.1932       In this case, the coordinates for Rison 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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