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Basic Information
Type of PlaceCounty
Metro Area?County
Politics c. 1860?
Unions, Organized Labor?

Sundown Town Status
Confirmed Sundown Town?Probable
Year of Greatest Interest
Was there an ordinance?Don't Know
Sign?Don't Know
Still Sundown?Probably Not, Although Still Very Few Blacks

Census Information
TotalWhiteBlackAsianNativeHispanicOtherBHshld
1860
1870
1880
189012,65331
190013,183102
191014,30222
192013,23210
193011,80313
194013,300454
195010,057131
19607,2972
1970
1980
199010,2051
200010,996256

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Main Ethnic Group(s).
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Group(s) Excluded
Black

Comments
"There are 14 Negroes in Scott County. They are prosperous and happy, but we are not needing more." "As the mill [in Forester, Scott County] neared completion, word spread that Rosborough planned to bring black people to Forester. There were no blacks living in Scott County, and some of the farmers along the Fourche began to circulate threats. Rosborough was ready; he already had his fence around the Quarters and he had hired a white man from Glenwood to look after security." Beulah Norwood, one of the first two blacks there, went fishing one day. "A white lady was settin there fishing. I says, 'How you doin'? Catchin' anything?' That white lady took off a- runnin'. Throwed her pole in the water. I never did see her on that branch again." A back flap of a 1913 map of Arkansas advertised real estate for sale in Scott County that had a statement that the county has "no negroes." Courtesy of Wanda M. Gray
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