Crittenden County, Arkansas Biographical and Historical Memoirs. Goodspeed. Originally published by Goodspeed Publishing in 1889, this reprint contains memoirs and biographies of Crittenden County pioneers. Crittenden County, located on the Mississippi River in north eastern Arkansas, was created in 1825 from Phillips County. It was named for Robert Crittenden, first Secretary of the Arkansas Territory 1819-1829. The historical portion of this volume begins with the creation of the county and continues up to the time of the first publication of the material in the mid-1880s. Because the information was compiled by the referenced family, it should be very accurate and detailed. 2005, 64 pp.