Surnames/tags: dallas_county_arkansas us_history
Welcome to the Dallas County, Arkansas!
Dallas County is Arkansas's 49th county, formed on January 1, 1845, and named for George Mifflin Dallas, Vice President of the United States.
Maps and Boundaries
- Grant County (northeast)
- Cleveland County (east)
- Calhoun County (southeast)
- Ouachita County (southwest)
- Clark County (west)
- Hot Spring County (northwest)
- Fordyce (county seat)
- Chester (Carthage)
- Dry Run (part of Fordyce)
- Fordyce (most of Fordyce)
- Holly Springs
- Owen (Sparkman)
Military and War
National Protected Areas
Mollie Burdett Banks Curry Gray (1862-1958), a native of Tulip in Dallas County, was a great-great-grand-niece of George Washington. When she died in 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana, she was listed as the oldest descendant of President Washington. Mollie's first husband, Robert Houston Curry, was from 1888 to 1892 a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from Bossier Parish. He was wounded in the Second Battle of Manassas of the American Civil War.
In 1863, famed African-American attorney Scipio Africanus Jones was born to a slave mother at a plantation near Tulip.
College football coach Paul “Bear” Bryant lived with his grandfather in Fordyce when he was young.
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