Arkansas Yell County Public Libraries
|Yell County was created December 5, 1840, from
parts of Pope and Scott counties and was named for
Archibald Yell, second Governor of the State of
Arkansas. The landscape of the county is rolling
farmlands, forested ridges, and isolated mountains
and lakes with rugged terrain in the south. The
economic base of Yell County is well balanced.
Leading industries are connected with production of
poultry, hogs, and beef cattle with some small
manufacturing. Tourism and recreation activities are
very popular in an area full of lakes. The Arkansas
River, Lake Dardanelle, Nimrod Lake, Blue Mountain
Lake and Kingfisher Lake are poplar with the
professional angler as well as the local fisherman.
Mount Nebo State Park rises 1,800 feet above the
mountain valleys and has cabins, campsites, picnic
sites, tennis courts, swimming pool, and hiking
trails. Mount Magazine State Park offers camping and
picnicking. Petit Jean Mountain and Wildlife
Management Area offer hunting and beautiful scenery.
The county has dual seats, Danville and Dardanelle.
As of the 2000 census, Yell county had a population
of 21,139 residents.
1. Library System ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY REGIONAL
501 North Front Street, Dardanelle, AR 72834 (479)
229-4418 Yell 314,198 170,990
2. Central Library ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY REGIONAL
501 North Front Street, Dardanelle, AR 72834 (501)
229-4418 Yell N/A N/A
3. Branch Library YELL COUNTY LIBRARY
904 Atlanta Street, Danville, AR 72833 (501)
495-2911 Yell N/A N/A