Magnet Cove, Arkansas

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Magnet Cove, Arkansas
Census-designated place
Magnet Cove is located in Arkansas
Magnet Cove
Magnet Cove
Magnet Cove is located in the US
Magnet Cove
Magnet Cove
Coordinates: 34°27′3″N 92°50′18″W / 34.45083°N 92.83833°W / 34.45083; -92.83833Coordinates: 34°27′3″N 92°50′18″W / 34.45083°N 92.83833°W / 34.45083; -92.83833
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Hot Spring
Elevation 514 ft (157 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 72104
Area code(s) 501
FIPS code 05-43430
GNIS feature ID 2747298

Magnet Cove is a census-designated place (CDP)[1] and former town in Hot Spring County, Arkansas, United States.[2] It is located in the Ouachita Mountains southeast of Hot Springs, on Arkansas Highway 51 north of U.S. Highway 270. As of the 2010 census, the town of Magnet Cove had a population of 5.[3] Population figures for the new CDP have not yet been tabulated.


The boundaries of the former town, with a population of 5, represented only a very small portion of the overall Magnet Cove community.[4] The community suspended its incorporation in 2006.[5] As of 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau recognized an area along Highway 51 extending from Harver Hills Road in the southeast to Gourdneck Valley Road in the northwest as the Magnet Cove Census Designated Place. The CDP occupies the topographic Magnet Cove, a broad valley along Stone Quarry Creek surrounded by hills, and includes the Magnet Cove High School and Elementary School, as well as Magnet Cove United Methodist Church.[6]


The Magnet Cove igneous complex lies to the west of the town. The area is known for its abundance of odd minerals, including magnetite usually in the form of lodestone, as well as many other species such as rutile, anatase, brookite, perovskite, and some rare-earth-bearing minerals.

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 467
2010 5 −98.9%
Est. 2014 5 [7] 0.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]


  1. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (G001): Magnet Cove CDP, Arkansas". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Town of Magnet Cove". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Map of Magnet Cove, AR (March 2008)" (PDF). Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. Retrieved 10 June 2012.  (Note: The purple rectangle in the lower center of the map is the entire incorporated town.)
  5. ^ Pennington, Helen (September 17, 2014). "Magnet Cove (Hot Spring County)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. Butler Center for Arkansas Studies at the Central Arkansas Library System. Retrieved February 14, 2016. 
  6. ^ "TIGERweb mapping system". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved April 21, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.