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Cross County, Arkansas

Cross County, Arkansas, is located in the eastern region of Arkansas. The county was formed in November of 1862 to become the 53rd county formed in Arkansas. Cross County encompasses 616 square miles with a population of just under 18,000. The county seat and largest town is Wynne. The other incorporated cities are Cherry Valley, Hickory Ridge and Parkin.

Agriculture is the predominant industry, with rice, soybeans, sweet potatoes, corn, and cotton as the primary crops.

There are two public school Districts in the County: Wynne Public Schools and Cross County Public Schools.

The Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery at Birdeye opened in 2012 and is located in the northeastern part of the County off Highway 163. It is the home to the Champion Southern Red Oak Tree for the state of Arkansas, as determined by the Arkansas Forestry Commission.

There are two state parks in the county: the nearly 7,000-acre Village Creek State Park with a 27-hole golf course, The Ridges at Village Creek, and the Parkin Archeological State Park that offers over 100 acres of historical exploration related to a Native-American village, as well as a restored one-room schoolhouse that was used in the first half of the twentieth century.

Please explore this website and learn more about the community of Cross County.