Miller County

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Miller County is named for James Miller, who was the first Governor of the Arkansas Territory.

 

Created:  April 1, 1820

County Seat:        

Texarkana  1880 – present

 

County Courthouse – Texarkana

 

Location:  400 Laurel Street / East 5th Street

Built:  1938 – 1939

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:   E C Seibert

Contractor:  Manhattan Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a four story gray colored stone  structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The  west front has a stone framed central entrance on the first story. There is ornamentation on the stone facing. The north and south one story wings project from the main building. The fourth story is recessed. The building has a flat roof line. The courtroom is located on the west side of the second story. There is a smaller courtroom on the third story. An addition was constructed in 1974. The architect was Reinheimer, Cox, Crumpton & Associates and the contractor was E W Johnson Construction Company.

 

Note:  The first court met at the home of John Hall. The first courthouse was built at Jonesboro. In 1874, Texarkana became the county seat. The 1893 courthouse was designed by Gibbs & Bretsacher and constructed by Clark & Johnson. The building was demolished.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Little River County

E – Hempstead County and Lafayette County

S – Caddo Parish, Louisiana

W – Cass County, Texas and  Bowie County, Texas

 

 

 

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Old Courthouse cornerstone 1893

Photos taken 2010, 2017 and 2019