Carroll County

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Carroll County is named for Charles Carroll, who was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Barry County, Missouri and Stone County, Missouri

E – Boone County

S – Newton County and Madison County

W – Benton County


Created:  November 1, 1833                  Map of Arkansas highlighting Carroll County

County Seat:

Carrollton           1833- 1875

Berryville            1875 – present  ( Eastern District )

Eureka Springs  1883 – present  ( Western District )

* Carroll County has two county seats


County Courthouse – Berryville


Location:  210 West Church Street / Spring Street

Built:  1950 – 1951

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete  structure. The square shaped building is located in the center of Berryville. The southeast front has a central glass paneled section with entrance. The windows are horizontal. The roof line is flat. The building houses the County Circuit Court for the East 19th Judicial District. The building was former the Electric Co-operative Building until 1971 when it was converted for use as the courthouse. 


Old County Courthouse – Berryville




Location:  Courthouse Square / Church Street

Built:  1880 – 1881

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  R H Jones

Contractor:  J P Fancher of Berryville


Description:  The building faces northeast and is a three story red colored brick and wood structure. The building is located in the center of Berryville to the southeast of the courthouse. On the northeast and southeast corners are four story square red brick towers with slopped roofs. The large courtroom is located on the second story. The building served as the courthouse until 1971. The building is now the Berryville Heritage Center. In 1904 and 1905, a third story was added as well as the two four story towers and mansard roof.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Old Carroll County Courthouse (Berryville)


See:  The 19th Judicial District includes Benton County.


History:  The county was created in 1833 and Carrollton was named as the county seat. The first courthouse was a two story log structure built in Carrollton in 1836 to 1837. Legal proceedings were conducted about nine miles to the northwest in the home of Charles Sneed. The second courthouse was a brick structure built in 1844. In 1866 the courthouse was destroyed by fire. The county government was moved into a reconditioned building where it remained until the county seat was moved to Berryville in 1875. The third courthouse was constructed in 1880 to 1881at a cost of $9,000 and is still standing. The courthouse was enlarged in 1904 to 1905 at a cost of $7,000. In 1883, Eureka Springs became the second county seat. The fourth courthouse was a converted store acquired in 1971.


County Courthouse – Eureka Springs




Location:  44 South Main Street / Benton Street

Built:  1908 – 1909

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  W O Perkins and Son

Contractor:  W O Perkins and Son


Description: The building  faces west and is a three story native limestone and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located in the center of Eureka Springs. The west front has a central square four story stone tower with red roof. On either side of the tower are sections with pitched roofs and narrow arched windows. Dual steps ascend to the entrance on the second story. The County Circuit Court courtroom is located on the third story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the East 19th Judicial District and the County District Court of the 3rd Judicial; District. The building also houses the City Hall.


History:  The county was created in 1833 and Carrollton was selected as the county seat. In 1883, Eureka Springs was named as the second county seat. The court met in rented space until the first and present courthouse was constructed in 1908 to 1909.




County Courthouse – Berryville













Old County Courthouse – Berryville










County Courthouse – Eureka Springs
















County Circuit Court courtroom













Photos taken 2011