Jefferson County

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Jefferson

Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.

 

Created:  November 2, 1829

County Seat:        

Boone’s Cabin  1829 – 1832

Pine Bluff          1832 – present

 

County Courthouse – Pine Bluff

 

Location:  101 East Barraque Street / Main Street

Built:  1838 – 1840

Style:  Antebellum

Architect:  Jacob Brump, Alonson Spauling and W H Lindsay

Contractor:  Jacob Brump, Alonson Spauling and W H Lindsay

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story white colored brick structure. The building was a wood structure when constructed. The south front has a central entrance on the first story and rises to a square white brick tower with clock and gold dome vat the top. The centre section projects from the main building. There is a sloped roof. The building is the oldest courthouse in Arkansas. From 1856 to 1860, the building was rebuilt of brick. The architect was Jacob Brump and the contractor was George G Keeler. The building was renovated from 1889 to 1890. The architect wad Edwin Cook and the contractor was William Hillard. From 1978 to 1980, a modern buff brick addition was constructed retaining the old courthouse ion the centre following a fire. The architect was Reed Willis and Burks, Ltd. and the contractor was Richardson Construction Company Inc.

 

District County Courthouse – Pine Bluff

 

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Location:  South State Street / East 3rd Avenue

Built:  2009 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Reed Architectural Firm Ltd.

Contractor:  LCS of Arkansas

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a one story concrete structure.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Pulaski County and Lonoke County 

E – Arkansas County

S – Lincoln County and Cleveland County

W – Grant County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011