Independence County, Arkansas was created on October 23, 1820. According to the
April 1976 Independence County Chronicle, page 23: "The act to create
Independence County was reported by a committee of the territorial legislature on
October 18, 1820. On October 23 the act creating the county and fixing the seat of
justice at Charles Kelly's [residence] was approved and signed by Territorial
Governor James Miller."
It was created from land taken out of Lawrence County, which is also the mother
county of Clay, Craighead, Randolph, Sharp, and Poinsett Counties.
Batesville is the county seat of Independence County.
If you live in or have ties to the state of Arkansas and would like to host an Arkansas County,
contact Bill Couch.