Marion County

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Marion

Marion County is named for Francis Marion, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War and who lived from 1732 to 1795.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Taney County, Missouri and Ozark County, Missouri

E – Baxter County

S – Searcy County

W – Boone County

 

Created:  September 29, 1836               Map of Arkansas highlighting Marion County

County Seat:        

Yellville  1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Yellville

 

Location:  105 North Berry Street / Main Street

Built:  1943 – 1944

Style:  Romanesque Revival and Art Deco

Architect:  Tom Eads of Fayetteville

Contractor:  Tom Eads of Fayetteville

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story buff colored stone and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Yellville. The south front has a projecting center section with a porch having an arched entrance on the first story and recessed doorway. On the second story above the porch, is an arched window. Octagonal steep roofs are at each corner of the front section with a square rectangular section behind on the roof top. The building forms a cross with an east and west wing. To the east is the one story brick Marion County County Complex.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Marion County Courthouse

 

History:  The first court met at the log cabin residence of Thomas Adams. The first courthouse was built in 1837 and burned during the Civil War. The second courthouse burned in 1887. The third courthouse was constructed by Jim Wickersham in 1890 and was destroyed by fire in 1899. The fourth courthouse was designed by George E McDonald and constructed in 1905 and burned in 1943. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 1943 to 1944 at a cost of $35,000.

 

 

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County Courthouse – Yellville

 

 

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Photos taken 2011