Arkansas town faces its last year with a school

Down, but not out, locals say

Posted: January 28, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.
Updated: January 29, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

Hartford in Sebastian County is about 5 miles from the Oklahoma border.

HARTFORD -- After more than a century, the schools will close for good in this Sebastian County town at the end of the spring semester.

The Mines of Abundance Pantry is one of the businesses in Hartford. The town’s population was 642 in the census taken in 2010 from a peak of about 4,0...

A map showing the location of a 1907 coal mining area

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