Desha County, Arkansas


    City Hall | 406 W. Oak St.901 Holly St. / P.O. Box 612 | McGehee, AR 71654

    Incorporated in 1906 and named for postmaster Abner McGehee, the city of McGehee is located in Desha County approximately 60 miles southeast of Pine Bluff. In 1878, the railroad was extended to McGehee and the town began to prosper. Abner McGehee opened a mercantile store and post office in 1879 to accommodate the growing agricultural community. McGehee had a population of 4,570 residents as of the 2000 census.

    City Contacts

    Name Position
    Jeff Owyoung Mayor
    Marcia Massey City Clerk
    Karon White Treasurer
    Melinda French District Judge
    Gibbs Ferguson City Attorney
    Jim White Police Chief
    Ricky Terry Fire Chief
    Eric Plunkett Street Superintendent
    Ronnie Blackmon Water Superintendent
    Kim Reeves Code Enforcement Officer
    Leroy Hood Council Member
    Margaret Hood Council Member
    Steve Montgomery Council Member
    Al Murphy Council Member
    Mike Rogers Council Member
    Helen Wesson Council Member

    City Demographics

    Population: 4219
    Square Miles: 6.40
    People Per Square Mile: 660.00