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Murfreesboro is a city in, and the county seat of, Pike County, Arkansas, United States. Its population was 1,764 at the 2000 census. The city is known for the Crater of Diamonds State Park located south of the city.HistoryIn 1906, diamonds were found on a local farm. It was determined that an 80-acre (32 ha) volcanic formation was the source of the diamonds. The property was eventually sold to the state of Arkansas, which opened the 911-acre (369 ha) Crater of Diamonds State Park to the public. As a tourist attraction a daily fee ($8 in 2015) is charged to search for diamonds.Also located in Murfreesboro is the 1,000-year-old Ka-Do-Ha Indian Village and museum dedicated to it, which offers a field that can be excavated for authentic arrowheads.GeographyMurfreesboro is located at . According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0sqmi, all of it land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,764 people, 732 households, and 485 families residing in the city. The population density was 906.5 people per square mile (349.3/km²). There were 830 housing units at an average density of 426.5/sq mi (164.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.23% White, 7.31% Black or African American, 1.08% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.91% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 1.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.Take a peek at our world travel planner: Murfreesboro and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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