• Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Flickr
  • YouTube
Search Again » Boone County Home

Boone County

Boone County was formed April 9, 1869, the 63rd county formed in Arkansas and one of the first to be created after the Civil War. Harrison, the county seat, has been rated by Rand McNally's Places Rated Retirement Guide as one of the Top 10 most ideal retirement spots in the country for climate and terrain, housing, affordability, low crime, health-care facilities, and recreational opportunities. The landscape of the county is flat-topped mountains and rugged terrain of the Ozark Mountains. Harrison is the county seat where the stately courthouse building is located. One of the most unusual monuments on any courthouse lawn in the state stands on this courthouse lawn, a large granite memorial to the 140 Arkansawyers who left from near Harrison to settle in California and all of whom, except for seventeen small children, were killed in the Mountain Meadows Massacre in Utah in 1857. Once a zinc and lead mining area, Boone County depends more now on cattle and timber as its economic base. Shops featuring Ozark handmade arts and crafts, restaurants, homestyle cured meats, and mountain cooking are dotted along Scenic Highway 7 that stretches through Boone County. Both Bull Shoals and Table Rock lakes are well known for fishing and camping and picturesque Crooked Creek, an Ozark Mountain stream, is noted for its excellent smallmouth bass fishing.

Cities in Boone County

Alpena  |  Bellefonte  |  Bergman  |  Diamond City  |  Everton  |  Harrison  |  Lead Hill  |  Omaha  |  South Lead Hill  |  Valley Springs  |  Zinc

County Facts

Population: 33,948

Contact Information

Address:
100 North Main Street
Harrison, AR 72601

Phone: (870) 741-5760

Web Site: Web Site

School Districts

State Online Services

Contact Us
Arkansas Municipal League
Our Mission

The Arkansas Municipal League was founded in 1934 and exists for a threefold purpose:

  • to act as the official representative of Arkansas cities and towns before the state and federal governments;
  • to provide a clearinghouse for information and answers; and,
  • to offer a forum for discussion and sharing of mutual concerns.