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ark-mapGreene County is a county located in the northeast section of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of 2010, the population was 42,090. The county seat is Paragould, which sits atop Crowley’s Ridge.

The Paragould Statistical Area includes all of Greene County. The Paragould Statistical Area is also part of the larger Jonesboro–Paragould Combined Statistical Area.

The first settler to the area was Benjamin Crowley (1758-1842) of Kentucky who arrived in 1821 and established a home about 12 miles west of Paragould.


Greene County was formed on November 5, 1833 out of portions of Lawrence County and contained portions of present Clay and Craighead counties. The county was named after Revolutionary War hero Nathanael Greene. The original county seat was in Benjamin Crowley’s home.

Marker Dedication 039   Marker Dedication 036Civil War Marker Dedication on September 7, 2013 at Camp Ground United Methodist Church near old Gainesville.




Greene County Genealogical & Historical Society is a non-profit organization, operated entirely by volunteers who are dedicated to the preservation, publication and education of Greene County Arkansas Historical and familial information.  Our only support is derived from membership fees and the sale of books and documents we publish.  You are encouraged to join our society, or to make a tax deductible donation. Any support you may offer is greatly appreciatedjoin.