Ashley County

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Ashley County is named for Chester Ashley, who was a United States Senator from Arkansas.


Created:  November 30, 1848

County Seat:

Hamburg  1848 – present


County Courthouse – Hamburg 


Location:  205 East Jefferson Street / North Oak Street

Built:  1968 – 1969

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Renshaw and Taylor

Contractor:  Simmons and Sons


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Hamburg and has a central entrance on the south front with panel rising above the glass doors and showing the county seal. The windows are vertical with sections of brick wall between. The over hanging roof is supported by vertical white colored pillars. The roof is sloped slightly. The courtroom is circular. On the east side is another rectangular building.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1850. The second courthouse was designed and built by Samuel B Patterson and A H Norman in 1869. The third courthouse was designed by F W Gibbs and constructed by Caldwell and Drake in 1905. The building burned in 1921. The fourth courthouse was a brick structure designed by Charles Thompson and constructed by T R Bethea in 1923, and was replaced by the fifth and present courthouse..



N – Drew County

E – Chicot County

S – Morehouse Parish, Louisiana 

W – Union County and  Bradley County





County Courthouse – Hamburg



















Photos taken 2012