Welcome to Mississippi County, Arkansas, rich in Delta land and people! Located in the northeast corner of the state, the county was formed in 1833 and named for the mighty river that flows along its eastern border. Home to two county seats, Blytheville in the north and Osceola in the south, Mississippi County has a long history of being a leader in agriculture and has developed into an industrial stronghold over the last twenty years. Mississippi County has transportation access to the Mississippi River, Interstate 55, rail, port and airport facilities. Arkansas Northeastern College provides quality educational programs and lifelong learning opportunities for northeast Arkansas and southeast Missouri ‘Bootheel’ region residents. Big Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Mallard Lake provide the best of recreation through duck hunting, fishing, bird watching and other wildlife activities.
Enjoy a variety of landscape views with the four distinct seasonal changes that occur each year. Spring azaleas, summer crepe myrtles, fall maple trees and winter holly bushes all offer beauty unique to this area. And there is nothing to compare to the sun setting over a Mississippi County cotton field – you have to see it to believe it!
And then there’s the food. Whether its catfish or barbecue, foods from grandma’s kitchen or fresh fruit and vegetables from northeast Arkansas farms, the people of Mississippi County know how to cook and love to share good ole home-style Southern cooking with family and friends. If you leave hungry it's your own fault!
Our greatest asset is our people. Southern hospitality is a way of life for us and we will make you feel “right at home” in Mississippi County. Whether you are here for business or pleasure, your comfort is our top priority.
NOTICES OF GENERAL INTEREST
Quorum Court Meetings
The Mississippi County Quorum Court regular monthly meetings will be held at the County Courthouse in Osceola during the 2014 calendar year. The Quorum Court meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 7 PM. Meetings are open to the public.
Arkansas Shelter Rebate Program Suspended December 9, 2011
The Arkansas Department of Emergency Management is no longer taking storm shelter rebate applications. Due to lack of funding, the program has been suspended until further notice. Applications that were received through December 9, 2011 will be kept on file and those eligible will receive funding as it becomes available. Please check the ADEM website link for updates to the program.
Political Boundary Maps Now Posted in 'Forms' Section
State Legislative Districts, County Justice of the Peace Districts and Blytheville City Ward maps are available in the 'Forms' section located under the 'County Offices' menu. These PDF format files are for public use and may be reproduced on home printers or by businesses that offer printing services. Not all maps are available for posting at this time. You may check with the County Clerks office in Blytheville or Osceola for information on boundary maps not posted.