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Okolona is a town in Clark County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 147 at the 2010 census.The Battle of Elkin's Ferry of the Civil War occurred here between April 3–4, 1864, as a part of the Camden Expedition. Union forces, led by Maj. Gen. Fred Steele, sought to ford the Little Missouri River, as the local roads were impassable. The force reached Elkin's Ferry before the Confederate cavalry brigades, led by Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke, and the Confederates were defeated.Okolona has several churches; the Saint Clair Baptist Church, Okolona Baptist Church, Okolona First United Methodist Church, and Center Grove United Methodist Church.GeographyOkolona is located in western Clark County at . Arkansas Highway 51 passes through the community, leading northeast to Arkadelphia, the county seat, and south 8mi to Interstate 30.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.0sqkm, all land.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 160 people, 70 households, and 45 families residing in the town. The population density was 79.2/km² (204.8/mi²). There were 86 housing units at an average density of 42.6/km² (110.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 68.12% White and 31.88% Black or African American.Okolona is in Arkansas (AR). To arrange what you want to do in Okolona, use our United States trip planner .
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