Independence County

The population of Independence County (Wikipedia) increased slightly from 34,233 in 2000 to an estimated 34,634 in 2009 (Census).  It has 764 square miles, and the county seat is Batesville.

Independence County - Statewide Map
Independence County Features
Independence County Land Use
 
 
 
Watersheds Within Pop. Change 2006 Land Use
2000 - 2007 Population Change (Statewide)
  • Forest: 53.4%
  • Grassland: 26.3%
  • Cropland: 12.9%
  • Suburban: 2.8%
  • Transitional: 2.5%
  • Water: 1.4%
  • Urban : 0.8%
  (View Full Map) Data Source: CAST

 

 

Additional Independence County Information

 

Independence County Contact Information*

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Government Agencies
Agency: Arkansas Forestry Commission
Title: County Forester
Name: Kenneth Smothers
Address: #1 Forestry Rd.
  Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: 870-793-2446
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Agency: Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Title: Private Lands Biologist
Name: Ted Zawislak
Address: P.O. Box 729
  Calico Rock, AR 72519
Phone: 877-297-4331
Mobile: 870-404-4789
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Agency: Independence County Conservation District
Title: Secretary
Name: Ricki Gilbert
Address: 490 College St. Rm. 242
  Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: 870-793-4164
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Agency: UofA Cooperative Extension Service
Title: County Agent
Name: Stan Carter
Address: 1770 Myers Street
  Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: 870-793-8840
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Agency: USDA Independence County Farm Service Agency
Title: Executive Director
Name: Deeanne Barnes
Address: 490 E. College St. Suite 226A
  Batesville, AR 72501-5632
Phone: 870-793-4164 Ext. 2
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Agency: USDA NRCS Batesville Service Center
Title: District Conservationist
Name: Tanner Johnston
Address: Federal Bldg. Rm. 226A
  490 E. College St.
  Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: 870-793-4164 Ext. 3
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Elected Officials
Agency: Independence County
Title: County Judge
Name: Bill Hicks
Address: 192 East Main Street
  Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: 870-793-8800
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Agency: City of Batesville
Title: Mayor of Batesville
Name: Rick Elumbaugh
Address: #1 Lake Oak Drive
  Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: 870-698-2406
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Agency: Town of Cushman
Title: Mayor of Cushman
Name: Tim Brown
Address: Post Office Box 51
  Cushman, AR 72526
Phone: 870-698-0812
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Agency: Town of Magness
Title: Mayor of Magness
Name: John Hall
Address: Post Office Box 72
  Magness, AR 72553
Phone: 870-799-3573
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Agency: City of Batesville
Title: Mayor of Moorefield
Name: Randy Nash
Address: 105 Felts Street
  Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: 870-793-6078
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Agency: City of Newark
Title: Mayor of Newark
Name: Randy Hendrix
Address: 924 North Hill Street
  Newark, AR 72562
Phone: 870-799-3493
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Agency: Town of Sulphur Rock
Title: Mayor of Sulphur Rock
Name: Kendall Batson
Address: 410 Smith Street
  Sulphur Rock, AR 72579
Phone: 870-799-8330
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Agency: House District 071
Title: State Representative District 071
Name: Eddie Cooper
Address: Post Office Box 1
  Melbourne, AR 72556
Phone: 870-368-4409
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Agency: House District 072
Title: State Representative District 072
Name: David Wyatt
Address: 159 Wyatt Lane
  Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: 870-251-1044
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Agency: House District 073
Title: State Representative District 073
Name: J. R. Rogers
Address: 102 West Main
  Walnut Ridge, AR 72476
Phone: 870-886-6469
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Agency: Senate District 10
Title: State Senate District 10
Name: Paul Miller
Address: 104 Moser
  Melbourne, AR 72556
Phone: 870-368-7329
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Agency: Senate District 12
Title: State Senate District 12
Name: Jack Critcher
Address: 30 Trestle Ct.
  Batesville, AR 72501
Phone: 501-682-5459
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Announcements

  • Clean Water Act Section 303(d) Impaired Waters Data Update here
  • Arkansas’s Final/ Draft Impaired Waterbodies – 303(d) List by Year here
  • AR Water Newsletter, Summer, 2015 here
  • NPS Management Plan here
  • The projects presented at the 2015 annual NPS conference are located here

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