Springtown, Arkansas

Coordinates: 36°15′39″N 94°25′21″W / 36.26083°N 94.42250°W / 36.26083; -94.42250
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Springtown, Arkansas
City Hall
City Hall
Location of Springtown in Benton County, Arkansas.
Location of Springtown in Benton County, Arkansas.
Coordinates: 36°15′39″N 94°25′21″W / 36.26083°N 94.42250°W / 36.26083; -94.42250
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Land0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation1,207 ft (368 m)
 • Total83
 • Density153.42/sq mi (59.22/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code479
FIPS code05-66200
GNIS feature ID2407390[2]

Springtown is a town in Benton County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 83 at the 2020 census.[3] It is part of the Northwest Arkansas region.


The first settlement at Springtown was made in the 1840s.[4] The town was platted in 1871.[4] A post office called Springtown was established in 1871, and remained in operation until 1998.[5] The community was named for a spring near the original town site.[4]


Main Street in Springtown

Springtown is located in southwest Benton County at 36°15′39″N 94°25′21″W / 36.26083°N 94.42250°W / 36.26083; -94.42250 (36.260908, -94.422370),[6] between Highfill and Gentry.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.54 square miles (1.4 km2), all land.[3]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 114 people, 41 households, and 30 families residing in the town. The population density was 81.5/km2 (212.6/mi2). There were 47 housing units at an average density of 33.6/km2 (87.7/mi2). The racial makeup of the town was 85.09% White, 6.14% Native American, 0.88% Asian, 3.51% from other races, and 4.39% from two or more races. 8.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 41 households, out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.4% were non-families. 24.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 28.1% under the age of 18, 15.8% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $38,750. Males had a median income of $25,750 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $12,497. There were 13.0% of families and 10.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.


Public education for elementary and secondary students is primarily provided by the Gentry School District,[9] which leads to graduation from Gentry High School.

Parks and Recreation[edit]

Conservation-minded landowners, Mr. John Wasson and his family, donated 67 acres of habitat along Flint Creek in Springtown, Arkansas beginning in 2016.[10] The parking area for Flint Creek Headwaters Preserve is on Peach Blossom Lane, just south of the intersection of HWY 12 and Springtown Cutoff Rd. There is currently a .5-mile trail beginning at the parking area. This trail goes west to Flint Creek and then heads north, going under the HWY 12 bridge and meandering next to the creek through riparian forest. Another .14-mile trail spurs from Wasson Trail just down the path from the parking area. This trail is on an old railroad bed and offers nice views overlooking Flint Creek. All trails are easy hiking, except for a short scramble through rocks under the bridge.


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 29, 2021.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Springtown, Arkansas
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Springtown town, Arkansas". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved September 24, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c History of Benton, Washington, Carroll, Madison, Crawford, Franklin, and Sebastian Counties, Arkansas. Higginson Book Company. 1889. p. 112.
  5. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved February 1, 2018.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  9. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Benton County, AR" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 25, 2022.
  10. ^ "FLINT CREEK HEADWATERS PRESERVE". NWA Land Trust. Retrieved April 14, 2023.