Sebastian County, located in the West Central part of Arkansas, was established by a legislative act on January 6, 1851. It was created from territory which previously comprised Crawford, Scott, and Polk Counties and was named after William K. Sebastian, a U.S. Senator, and judge of the first circuit court for several years after the state was admitted to the Union.
Into the 1960's, the economy of Sebastian County was dependent on the Fort Chaffee military base for mining and lumber. As other industry began to move in, the focus changed to a few large employers; but more recently, diversification has...READ MORE