Clark County

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Clark

Clark County is named for William Clark, who was an explorer and a Governor of the Missouri Territory.

 

Created:  December 15, 1818

County Seat:

Hollywood    1818 – 1827

Biscoeville    1827 – 1831

Greenville     1831 – 1842

Arkadelphia  1842 – present

 

County Courthouse – Arkadelphia

 

Location:  419 Clay Street / South 4th Street

Built:  1899 – 1900

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Charles L Thompson of Little Rock

Contractor:  R S O’Neal

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story dark red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Arkadelphia.On the northwest corner is a high six story dark red colored brick clock tower with steep roof. The north front has a central recessed arched entrance. On the northeast corner is an hexagonal tower with hexagonal roof, The roof is sloped with a dormer. The base of the building is course stone.

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Note:  The county government was located in the residence of Adam Stroud at Hollywood and land was offered in Greenville for a courthouse and jail. The first courthouse was built in 1844 in Arkadelphia. The building was demolished in 1899. The second and present courthouse was constructed in 1899 to 1900.

 

County Courthouse Annex – Arkadelphia

 

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Location:  419 Clay Street / South 4th Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a one story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds along the west side of the courthouse in the center of Arkadelphia. The south front has a large arched entrance with portico supported by two white colored columns. On east side of the front is a  glass panel wall. The north side has five large glass panel sections. The roof is hipped. A one story wing extends south west. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Montgomery County and Hot Spring County

E – Dallas County

S – Ouachita County and Nevada County

W – Pike County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Arkadelphia

 

 

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County Courthouse Annex – Arkadelphia

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2019