The 1860, 1870 and 1880 Federal Census of Craighead County, Arkansas was originally extracted, by R L and Flossie Dunnam, from micro-film copies of the original census books. With permission from Mr. & Mrs. Dunnam, the census was reformatted by the Genealogy Society of Craighead County, Arkansas and then reprinted.
We wish to apologize for any errors or omissions that may be found. Some of the entries were illegible due to ink blots, faded ink, poor penmanship, dark copies, and in some cases light copies. In some instances we were unable to decipher the phonetic spelling used by the enumerators. Then of course, there are human and typographical errors.
In 1860 Craighead County consisted of five (5) townships. The total population of Craighead County in the year of 1860 was 2980.
In 1870 Craighead County consisted of six (6) townships and the town of Jonesboro. The total population of Craighead County in the year of 1870 was 4367 which consisted of 2184 white males, 1938 white females, 117 black males and 128 black females.
In 1880 Craighead County now consisted of nine (9) townships and the town of Jonesboro. Our County was growning.
In 1900 Craighead County was up to twelve (12) townships in addition to the town of Jonesboro.
In 1900 Craighead County was up to seventeen (17) townships plus the towns of Jonesboro and Nettleton.
In 1910 Craighead County were eighteen (20) townships plus the towns of Jonesboro and Nettleton.