Redfield, Arkansas

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City of Redfield
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Arkansas
Location in Jefferson County and the state of Arkansas
Redfield is located in USA
Location within the contiguous United States of America
Coordinates: 34°26′42″N 92°10′58″W / 34.44500°N 92.18278°W / 34.44500; -92.18278Coordinates: 34°26′42″N 92°10′58″W / 34.44500°N 92.18278°W / 34.44500; -92.18278
Country  United States
State  Arkansas
County Jefferson
Township Barraque
Incorporated October 18, 1898
Named for Jared Redfield
 • Type Mayor–Council
 • Mayor Harmon Carter (I)
 • Council
 • Total 2.7 sq mi (7 km2)
 • Land 2.7 sq mi (7 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 302 ft (92 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,297
 • Density 480/sq mi (190/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC−06:00)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−05:00)
ZIP code 72132
Area code 501
FIPS code 05-58580
GNIS feature ID 0058477
Major airport Adams Field (LIT)

Redfield is a city in Barraque Township, Jefferson County, Arkansas, United States. It is situated on the Union Pacific Railway (UP), 24.7 miles (40 km) southeast of Little Rock, the state capitol.[2]


West James Street Overpass – Listed on NRHP May 18, 1995

Following the arrival of the Little Rock, Mississippi River and Texas Railway (L. R., M. R. & T.),[3][4][5] a community grew up around the new railroad station named for L. R., M. R. & T. President Jared Redfield of Essex, Connecticut.[6][7][8] The municipality was first incorporated by the county court on October 18, 1898. Four historic properties have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP): Dollarway Road (1974), West James Street Overpass, Lone Star Baptist Church (2005) and Redfield School Historic District (2014).[9]

To the area now known as Redfield came Auguste Le noir de Serville, after serving with the French marines in the American Revolutionary War and being wounded at Yorktown. Killed by a falling tree in 1828, he was buried with honors, and his state funeral was attended by political and military notables.[10] The location of de Serville's grave is unknown.[11][12]


The Redfield City Council comprises the Mayor of Redfield and six aldermen. The council determines the strategic direction and policies for the municipality and the mayor in turn appoints staff to implement the policies and administer and manage services. Private citizens are welcome to attend council meetings which are held in the council chamber, Redfield City Hall, 212 North Brodie Street, on the first Tuesday of every month at 7:00 p.m.[1]


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 400
1900 333 −16.7%
1910 278 −16.5%
1920 296 6.5%
1930 350 18.2%
1940 339 −3.1%
1950 291 −14.2%
1960 242 −16.8%
1970 277 14.5%
1980 745 169.0%
1990 1,082 45.2%
2000 1,157 6.9%
2010 1,297 12.1%
Est. 2014 1,527 [13] 17.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,297 people, 525 households and 369 families residing in the city. There were 581 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 91.7% White, 4.8% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races and 2.3% from two or more races. 1.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 525 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.2% were married couples living together, 13.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.95. The median age was 38.5 years.[15]


The City of Redfield is served by the White Hall School District.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Redfield at Arkansas Municipal League
  2. ^ American FactFinder at United States Census Bureau
  3. ^ "Redfield" (PDF). Pine Bluff and Jefferson County, Arkansas: Full Description (World's Fair ed.) (Pine Bluff, Ark.: Jefferson County Bureau of Agriculture, Manufactures and Immigration): 13. May 1893. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  4. ^ Taylor, Clarence (1962-08-03). "Redfield – Made by a Railroad". The Pine Bluff Commercial (Pine Bluff, Ark.). 
  5. ^ "Happy Birthday, City of Redfield!". The Redfield Update (Redfield, Ark.: Redfield Printing Co.). 1998-10-01. 
  6. ^ Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Pulaski, Jefferson, Lonoke, Faulkner, Grant, Saline, Perry, Garland and Hot Spring Counties, Arkansas (PDF). Chicago, Ill.: Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1889. pp. 130, 134. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  7. ^ Redfield, John Howard (1860). Genealogical History of the Redfield Family in the United States (PDF). Albany, N.Y. and: Munsell & Rowland. p. 141. Retrieved October 25, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Obituary Notes – Jared E. Redfield of Essex, Conn.". The New York Times (New York, N.Y.). 1898-10-22. Retrieved 2014-10-25. 
  9. ^ Redfield (Jefferson County) at the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture
  10. ^ "Communicated". The Arkansas Gazette (Little Rock, Ark.: William E. Woodruff). 1829-02-10. 
  11. ^ Shinn, Josiah H. (1908). Pioneers and Makers of Arkansas (PDF). Little Rock, Ark.: Genealogical and Historical Publishing Co. pp. 78–79. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  12. ^ Arkansas: A Guide to the State. New York, N.Y.: Hastings House. 1941. p. 276. 
  13. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  15. ^ American FactFinder at United States Census Bureau

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