Drew County

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Drew County is named for Thomas Stevenson Drew, who was the third Governor of the State of Arkansas.

 

Created:  November 26, 1846

County Seat:

Rough and Ready Hill  1846 – 1850

Monticello                     1850 – present

 

County Courthouse – Monticello 

 

Location:  210 South Main Street / Jackson Avenue

Built:  1932 – 1933

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  H Ray Burks of Little Rock

Contractor:  Hewitt and Russell

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a three story buff colored limestone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped in the center of Monticello. The east front has four high columns with the entrance in the center on the first story. Above the entrance are glass panels. Between the columns are dual windows. Above the columns is a wide header. Below the first story windows are decorative metal rails. The north and south sections project slightly from the main building. The roof line is flat. The building was renovated in 1975. The architect was Wittenberg, Delony & Davidson and the contractor was Advance Construction, Inc.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was constructed in 1851 on the court square in Monticello. The second courthouse was built in 1857 and a library was established in the courthouse. The third courthouse was designed by Jones & Baldwin and constructed by L W Lissenbee in 1870. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1932 to 1933.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lincoln County and Desha County

E – Desha County and Chicot County

S – Ashley County

W – Bradley County and Cleveland County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Monticello

 

 

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Photos taken 2012 and 2019