Independence County

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Independence

Independence County is named for the Declaration of Independence.

 

Created:  October 23, 1820

County Seat:        

Batesville  1820 – present

 

County Courthouse – Batesville

 

Location:  192 East Main Street / Broad Street

Built:  1940 – 1941

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Wittenberg and Delony of Little Rock

Contractor:  WPA

 

Description:  The building faces northwest and is a two story gray colored stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds. The lower east and west wings project. The recessed center section has a central entrance on the first story and vertical windows on the second story. The roof line is flat. 

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1821. The previous courthouse was designed by Thomas Harding II and constructed by Frank Joblin 1n 1892 and burned in 1939.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Izard County, Sharp County and Lawrence County

E – Jackson County

S – Jackson County and White County

W – Cleburne County and Stone County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011