Calhoun County

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Calhoun County is named for John C Calhoun, who was the seventh Vice President of the United States of America.


Created:  December 6, 1850

County Seat:

Hampton 1850 – present


County Courthouse – Hampton


Location:  309 Main Street / South 2nd Street

Built:  1909 – 1910

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Frank W Gibb of Little Rock

Contractor:  Edgar L Koonce


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Hampton. On the northeast corner is a five story clock tower with open section on the fifth story and with clock at the roof. On the northwest corner is a smaller three story square tower. The north front has an arched central entrance with an arched window on each side and three large windows on the second story. On the sloped roof is a dormer. The stone contractor was Axel Anderson.


Note: The court met in the home of James Riggs near Hampton in 1851 and the first courthouse was a log structure and jail built in the same year. In 1859, the second courthouse was brick structure was built at a cost of  $4,000. The second courthouse was built on this site and was a 2-story building—the first floor was divided up into 4 large offices for county officials, and the courtroom was on the second floor. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1910.



N – Dallas County

E – Cleveland County and Bradley County

S – Union County

W – Ouachita County





County Courthouse – Hampton

























Photos taken 2011 and 2019