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C&L Electric Cooperative

900 Church Street • P.O. Box 9 • Star City, AR 71667-0009
United States
(P) 870.628.4221  

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C & L Electric Cooperative Corporation is a non-profit business organized in 1937 by people in Cleveland and Lincoln Counties who wanted electricity and could not get it from power companies who said there was no profit from lines in sparsely populated areas. The new business was incorporated on August 16, 1938, as C & L (Cleveland & Lincoln) Electric Cooperative Corporation.


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In 1940, 112,050 of 1.95 million Residents in Arkansas had Electricity

In 1937, the first electric cooperative utility pole was erected in Arkansas by First Electric Cooperative in Jacksonville, marking the development of a system that now covers 60 percent of the state's land area.