Jonesboro

Jonesboro, city (1990 pop. 46,535), a seat of Craighead co., NE Ark., on Crowley's Ridge founded 1859, inc. 1883. The city services a rich agricultural area with many processing plants. Its diverse manufactures include construction materials plastic, glass, and paper products processed foods transportation equipment apparel and machinery. Arkansas State Univ. is there, and a state park is nearby.

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