Shirley, AR


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Shirley is a town in northeast Van Buren County, Arkansas, United States, along the Middle Fork of the Little Red River. A one-time railroad outpost, the community today is oriented toward agriculture, particularly its cultivation of shiitake mushrooms.
The population was 337 at the 2000 census, but can increase 500 more (at 840 people) during the summer months when migrant laborers (mostly Latin American) arrive into Van Buren County during the mushroom harvest.
Shirley is located at 35°39′21″N 92°19′0″W / 35.65583°N 92.316667°W / 35.65583; -92.316667 (35.655936, -92.316554).