Location of Hindsville in Madison County, Arkansas.
|• Total||0.37 sq mi (0.97 km2)|
|• Land||0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,368 ft (417 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||174.73/sq mi (67.54/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0050141|
The community was named after John Hinds, a first settler.
Hindsville is located at (36.147644, -93.860271).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 km2 (0.3 mi2), all land.
Lake Hindsville is the oldest man-made lake in Arkansas. While Lake Conway was the first man-made lake to be commissioned in Arkansas, Lake Hindsville was the first to be built, with its construction completed in March 1950 before bids on Lake Conway had even been submitted. In 2007 it was drained, so that the dam could be repaired.
In 2007, U.S. Highway 412 was widened to four lanes and now bypasses the town completely.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 75 people, 27 households, and 21 families residing in the town. The population density was 87.8/km2 (224.7/mi2). There were 28 housing units at an average density of 32.8/km2 (83.9/mi2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. 2.67% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 27 households, out of which 22.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 14.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.2% were non-families. 18.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.1% 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 2.90.
In the town, the population was spread out, with 32.0% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.2 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $37,708. Males had a median income of $18,750 versus $14,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,868. There were 9.5% of families and 14.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including none under 18 and 8.3% of those over 64.
- Ashton Campbell - Named Miss Arkansas on June 21, 2014
- George William Fullerton - Co-Founder of G&L Musical Instruments and long-time Associate of Leo Fender.
- Jonathan Stuart "Jon" Fitch - Democrat member of the Arkansas House of Representatives and member of the Arkansas State Senate; All together, Fitch served 22 years in the Arkansas Legislature, 18 of which were in the Senate. In 2007, Fitch was appointed by then-Governor Mike Beebe to serve as the Director of the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry commission, a position which he held until his passing in February 2011. Fitch was inducted into the Arkansas Agricultural Hall of Fame as part of Class XXV.
- Rolla Harold Fitch - Democrat member of the Arkansas House of Representatives and the first Director of the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission. In 1941, Rolla Fitch opened the original restaurant, then known as the Golden Oaks Tavern, that would later come to be called Herman's Ribhouse in Fayetteville. In 1949, when Fitch was a state legislator, he helped create Lake Hindsville, the first man-made lake in the state of Arkansas. Rolla was the father of Jon Fitch.
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