Van Buren County, Arkansas

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Welcome to the Van Buren County, Arkansas!

The county was formed on November 11, 1833, and named for Martin Van Buren, President of the United States, who was Vice President at the time of the county's formation.

Parent counties were Conway, Independence, Izard

Maps and Boundaries



  • Clinton (county seat)
  • Fairfield Bay


  • Damascus
  • Shirley

Unincorporated Communities

* Alread * Archey Valley * Austin * Bee Branch
* Botkinburg * Chimes * Choctaw * Choctaw Pines
* Claude * Copeland * Crabtree * Culpepper
* Dabney * Dennard * Eglantine * Elba
* Fairbanks * Formosa * Gravesville * Gravel Hill
* Green Tree * Half Moon * Morganton * Old Botkinburg
* Palisades * Pee Dee * Plant * Pleasant Grove
* Rabbit Ridge * Rex * Rocky Hill * Rumley
* Rupert * Scotland * Southside * Stumptoe
* Sulphur Springs * Walnut Grove * Whipple * Woodlum
* Zion Hill

Townships: (census)

  • Archey Valley
  • Barnett
  • Bradley
  • Cadron
  • Cargile
  • Choctaw
  • Cadron
  • Craig 1850
  • Culpepper
  • Davis
  • East Griggs
  • Formosa
  • Harlzogg 1850
  • Holly Mountain
  • Indian Rock
  • Liberty
  • Linn Creek
  • Mountain
  • Red River
  • Union
  • Washington
  • West Griggs
  • Wheeler

Historical Landmarks, National Protected Areas

  • September 18–19, 1980 Titan I The Damascus Titan missile explosion refers to an incident where the liquid fuel in a LGM-25C Titan II intercontinental ballistic missile exploded at missile launch facility Launch Complex 374-7 in Van Buren County farmland just north of Damascus, Arkansas. The facility was one of the 18 silos in the command of the 308th Strategic Missile Wing (308th SMW), specifically one of the 9 silos within its 374th Strategic Missile Squadron (374th SMS), at the time of the explosion.[1]

  • Ozark National Forest (part)
  • Lynn Creek Shelter designated by the Smithsonian trinomial 3BV19, is a prehistoric archaeological site in Van Buren County includes evidence of human habitation from about 8000 BCE to the historic contact period. The site has been disturbed by unauthorized activities.

Events and Attractions

Labor Day Event - The National Championship Chuckwagon Races. Beginning in 1985 as an eight-team race between friends at Dan Eoff’s ranch west of Clinton has grown into a major event. Besides the races, there are shooting exhibitions, trail rides, cowboy clinics, music, dances, vendors, and food. About 135 racing teams and 25,000 visitors from throughout the country and Canada attended the 2004 event.


Sue Kidd (1933- ) Played baseball on men's leagues since the age of 15, had her own card.

Records and Resources

This county or any segment is available for adoption. If you are interested in Van Buren County please contact Lynette Jester



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