Ash Flat, Arkansas

Ash Flat City Hall | 897 Ash Flat Dr. | Ash Flat, AR 72513 | 870-994-7324

 

Name Title Phone Email
Danny Traw Mayor 870-994-7324  
Stacy Horton Fire Chief 870-994-3066  
Anthony Wiles Police Chief 870-994-3061  
Ash Flat Statistics
Population 1,082
Land Square Miles 5.56
Water Square Miles 0.00
Total Square Miles 5.56
People Per Square Mile 175.7

Earliest records indicate that the community of Ash Flat began in the mid- to late 1820's when this area of Arkansas was considered a territory. The area became a part of Lawrence County, the second county to be formed from the state of Arkansas. In 1868, Sharp County was formed from Lawrence County and named for Ephraim Sharp, a state legislator from Evening Shade.

With increases in population and trade, Ash Flat became a town when a new post office was built in 1856.
People in and around Ash Flat always placed education near the top on their list of priorities. The town built "The College" as its first high school in 1905.

Ash Flat became the county seat of Sharp County in 1967.

The history and heritage of Ash Flat is best exemplified in a recent (1998) publication, Ash Flat History, produced by the Ash Flat Historical Society. Interested parties may obtain a copy of the book, in its second printing, by calling (870) 994-7325.

Resource: Ash Flat History; Ash Flat Historical Society, Windmill Publications, Inc.; Mt. Vernon, IN, 1998.