Lincoln County

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Lincoln County is named for Abraham Lincoln, who was a member of Congress from Illinois ( 1847-1849 and President of the United States ( 1861-1865 ).

 

Created:   March 28, 1871

County Seat:        

Cane Creek Church 1871 -1872

Star City                   1872 – present

 

County Courthouse – Star City

 

Location:  300 South Drew Street / Wiley Street

Built:  1941 – 1943

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Wittenberg and Delony of Little Rock

Contractor:  R G Reid, W H Prysock and others  ( WPA )

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two buff colored brick. stone and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Star City. The east front has a central entrance on the first story with small canopy above. There are vertical cement dividers between the windows with a wide header rising above the north and south sections which project. The roof line is flat. The contractor was Works Project Administration which employed R G Reid, W H Prysock and others to complete the labor. Materials were purchased from local suppliers. The building was renovated in 1978. The architect was Reed Willis Burks Ltd. and the contractors were Mallard Construction Company and Weast Construction Company.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a leased two story wood structure built in 1872 at Star City and records were transferred from Cane Creek Church. The second courthouse was a two story wood structure built in 1880. On April 9, 1885, the county was split into two judicial districts and a two story wood courthouse was built in Varner in 1888 and was closed in 1912. The third courthouse was a two story brick structure built in 1910. The fourth courthouse was designed by R P Morrison and constructed by Monk & Ritchie in 1911. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 1941 to 1943.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Jefferson County

E – Arkansas County and Desha County

S – Drew County

W – Cleveland County and Jefferson County

 

 

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County Courthouse – Star City

 

 

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County Courthouses – 1880 ( top left ), 1911 ( right ) and 1888 – Varner ( bottom left )

Photos taken 2011