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Welcome to Widener ...

The town of Widener is located in Saint Francis County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Widener has a population of 246 people<3> (see below for details).

Widener is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Widener: (870)

The ZIP code for Widener: 72394<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Widener had an population of 246 people. This is a decrease of 9.89% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 26.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Widener had a population of 273 people. This makes Widener the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 273 people, the population of Widener decreased 18.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 335 people).

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

Communities near Widener ...

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

  • Forrest City [Saint Francis County]
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    • Forrest City [Saint Francis County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Widener
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,820 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forrest City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forrest City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forrest City<7>
  • Wynne [Cross County]
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    • Wynne [Cross County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Widener
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,749 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wynne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wynne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wynne<7>
  • Marianna [Lee County]
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    • Marianna [Lee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Widener
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,402 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marianna
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marianna<7>
  • Hughes [Saint Francis County]
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    • Hughes [Saint Francis County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Widener
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,216 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hughes<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Parkin [Cross County]
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      • Parkin [Cross County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Widener
      • Estimated population in 2019: 990 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkin<7>
    • Palestine [Saint Francis County]
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      • Palestine [Saint Francis County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Widener
      • Estimated population in 2019: 576 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Caldwell [Saint Francis County]
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      • Caldwell [Saint Francis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Widener
      • Estimated population in 2019: 456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caldwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caldwell<7>
    • Colt [Saint Francis County]
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      • Colt [Saint Francis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Widener
      • Estimated population in 2019: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colt
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colt<7>
    • Anthonyville [Crittenden County]
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      • Anthonyville [Crittenden County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Widener
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anthonyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Haynes [Lee County]
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      • Haynes [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Widener
      • Estimated population in 2019: 125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haynes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haynes

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Widener ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Saint Francis County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Widener. 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 Saint Francis, 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 Widener.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Widener - 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 Widener). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Widener 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Widener) 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 Widener. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Widener

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Widener. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0221, Longitude: -90.6812       In this case, the coordinates for Widener 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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