Located in northeastern Arkansas, Craighead County has an area of 717 square miles and a population of 107,115 according to the 2017 census.
The creation of Craighead County occurred on February 19, 1859, in the Arkansas Legislature in Little Rock, Arkansas. Senator William A. Jones, representing St. Francis and Poinsett Counties, sponsored an Act to create a new county from parts of Greene, Mississippi, and Poinsett Counties.
Craighead County Holiday Observances
(Craighead County offices observe several holidays throughout the year. During these observances, normal office hours are unavailable as each department will be closed on those days. Please refer to the following list of dates to find the dates that our offices are closed in observance.)
December 23 & 24, 2021 - Christmas - Offices closed
January 3, 2022 - New Year's Day - Offices closed
January 17, 2022 - Martin Luther King Day - Offices closed
February 21, 2022 - President's Day - Offices closed
May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day- Offices closed
July 4, 2022 - Independence Day - Offices closed
September 5, 2022 - Labor Day - Offices closed
November 11, 2022 - Veteran's Day - Offices closed
November 24 & 25, 2022 - Thanksgiving - Offices closed
December 23 & 26, 2022 - Christmas - Offices closed
January 2, 2023 - New Year's Day (observed) - Offices closedView All Events