Faulkner County

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Faulkner County is a county in central Arkansas, formed in 1873 from portions of Conway County and Pulaski County. It is part of the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area. Although Faulkner County is a dry county, several businesses in Conway are obtaining club memberships in order to serve alcohol to legal patrons.

Faulkner County is bounded by Cleburne County, White County, Lonoke County, Pulaski County, Perry County, Conway County, and Van Buren County.


Faulkner County was established on April 12, 1873, from lands taken from Conway and Pulaski counties. The county is named for "Arkansaw Traveler" Colonel Sanford C. Faulkner.


The county is characterized by several notable lakes, as well as hilly uplands and marshy lowlands. The Arkansas River flows along part of the western edge of the county.

Transportation infrastructure


Law, government, and politics

The county seat of Faulkner County is Conway.


Conway is referred to as the "City of Colleges." Within its city limits are the public University of Central Arkansas, and the private Hendrix College and Central Baptist College.


Places of interest

Several popular parks are found in the county, including Toad Suck Park and Woolly Hollow State Park. Lake Conway hosts national fishing tournaments and is the largest Game and Fish Commission lake in the nation. The May Toad Suck Daze festival in Conway is also popular.


As of the 2000 United States Census, the population was 86,014. The county covers 664 square miles, giving it a population density of 130 people/square mile.


Faulkner County has a number of incorporated cities within its boundaries: Conway, Greenbrier, Holland, Mayflower, and Mount Vernon. Incorporated towns in the county are Damascus, Enola, Guy, Twin Groves, Vilonia, and Wooster.

Other populated places in Faulkner County:

  • Acklin Gap (historical)
  • Barney
  • Belk Corner
  • Beryl
  • Bessie (historical)
  • Bono
  • Bristol (historical)
  • Brockington Corner
  • Brumley
  • Cadron (historical)
  • Caney
  • Cato
  • Center Point
  • Centerville
  • Chadwick (historical)
  • Duncans Gap (historical)
  • Enders
  • Funston
  • Garland Springs
  • Gentry Corner
  • Gleason
  • Gold Creek
  • Gold Lake Estates
  • Hamlet
  • Hawthicket (historical)
  • Lakeview Acres
  • Linder
  • Lollie
  • Martinville
  • McGintytown
  • Mount Olive
  • Naylor
  • Old Linder (historical)
  • Old Texas
  • Otto
  • Palarm
  • Pickles Gap (historical)
  • Pinnacle Springs (historical)
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Preston
  • Providence (historical)
  • Red Hill
  • Republican
  • Rolling Hills
  • Round Mountain
  • Rowlett (historical)
  • Salem (historical)
  • Saltillo
  • Shady Grove
  • Soda Valley
  • Springhill
  • Sunny Gap (historical)


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