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Saline County turned 175 years old today.
Yes, indeed. The county was founded on Nov. 2, 1835, which was just a few months before Arkansas joined the Union in June 1836. Saline County was named for the saltwater springs in the area.
Regardless of what common sense might dictate, the name of the county is pronounced “suh-leen.” If you go with the common pronunciation of “say-leen,” that will mark you as an outsider and we’ll shun you. We might make fun of you, too. Keep that in mind.
At any rate, the county’s …