Lonoke County

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Lonoke

Lonoke County is named for an oak tree that stood on the site of the current county seat and is derived from “lone” and “oak”.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – White County

E – Prairie County 

S – Jefferson County

W – Pulaski County and Faulkner County

 

Created:  April 16, 1873                         Map of Arkansas highlighting Lonoke County

County Seat:        

Lonoke  1873 – present

 

County Courthouse – Lonoke

 

Location:  301 North Center Street / East 3rd Street

Built:  1926 – 1929

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  H Ray Burks of Little Rock

Contractor:  Herman and McCain

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Lonoke. The west front has a recessed section with arched entrance on the first story, arched windows on the second story and six columns rising to the top of the second story. There is a small balcony above the entrance. The roof line is flat. The courtroom is located on the second story.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1873. The building burned in 1881. The previous courthouse was designed by Harding & Bailey and constructed by W S Sterrett & Company in 1885 at a cost of $15.000. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $200,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Lonoke

 

 

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Picture 1885 County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2017