Chicot County is named for Point Chicot on the Mississippi River, and is thought to have come from the French word “stumpy” for the many cypress trees along the Mississippi River.
Created: October 25, 1823
Villemont 1828 – 1838
Columbia 1838 – 1855
Masona 1855 – 1857
Lake Village 1857 – present
County Courthouse – Lake Village
Location: 108 Main Street / Court Street
Built: 1933 – 1956
Style: Art Deco
Architect: Herbert Voelker
Contractor: Peterson Garbi & Joseph, Inc
Description: The building faces south and is a three story red-orange colored brick, concrete and glass structure. The south front has a recessed center section with central entrance framed with stone. The windows are vertical with vertical dividers between. The east and west wings are lower than the main building. The roof line is flat.
Note: The previous courthouse was constructed by Albert G Sims in 1907 and was replaced by the present courthouse.
N – Desha County
Photos taken 2012