Howard County

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Howard County is named for James H Howard, who was an Arkansas State Senator.


Created:  April 17, 1873

County Seat:

Center Point  1873 – 1905

Nashville       1905 – present


County Courthouse – Nashville


Location:  421 North Main Street / Bishop Street

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Erhart & Eichenbaum

Contractor:  E V Bird.


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Nashville. The east front has a black colored stone frame around the central entrance on the first story. Above are vertical windows on the second story. The north and south sections project from the main building. The roof line is flat. The building was a Work Projects Administration project.


Note:  The first courthouse was a converted hotel in Center Point. In 1905, the county seat was moved to Nashville. The second courthouse was built by F M Buxton, Banks Wright and E W Holt in 1906. The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1938 to 1939.



N – Polk County

E – Pike County and Hempstead County

S – Hempstead County

W – Sevier County and Polk County





County Courthouse – Nashville
















Photos taken 2010 and 2019