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Welcome to Watson ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Watson has a population of 181 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Watson.
Watson is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Watson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Watson: (870)
The ZIP code for Watson: 71674<4>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Watson had an population of 181 people. This is a decrease of 14.22% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 37.15% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Watson had a population of 211 people. This makes Watson the county's 5th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 211 people, the population of Watson decreased 26.74% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 288 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Watson.
Communities Also Named Watson ...
While we believe that this Watson is located in Desha County, we know of another 2 Arkansas communities named Watson. Those communities are located in the following counties: Calhoun and Woodruff County.
Beyond Arkansas, there are 57 communities that are also named Watson - they are located in Alabama (2), British Columbia, California (2), Colorado, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (2), Saskatchewan, Tennessee (4), Texas (3), Utah (2), Virginia, West Virginia and Yukon.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Watson.
Communities near Watson ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Watson.
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 Watson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Watson.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Watson. 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 Watson.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Watson. See our Newspapers Page for Watson.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Watson ...
Looking for more information about Watson? 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 Watson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Watson.
Adding Watson to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Watson 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 Watson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Watson on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 27 Apr 2022