Saline County

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Saline

Saline County is named for the salt reserves found within the county.
Created:   November 2, 1835

County Seat:        

Benton  1835 – present

 

County Courthouse – Benton

 

Location:  200 North Main Street / West Sevier Street

Built:  1901 – 1902

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Charles L Thompson of Little Rock

Contractor:  John S Odom

 

Description:  The building faces east and  is a two story buff colored brick and stone structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds. The south front has a large arched entrance at the center with pediment at the roof line. On the southeast corner rises a four story clock tower with steep roof. On the southwest corner is an octagonal shaped tower. Along the west side is the modern one story addition. The roof is hipped. The architect was Charles L Thompson of Little Rock and the contractor was John S Odom. The building was renovated in 1995 and an addition was added on the northwest side. The architect was Black, Corley, Owens PA of Benton and the contractor was F L Ward Construction Company of Benton.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built by Jacob Hoover in 1839 at a cost of $3,574. The second courthouse was constructed by Green B Hughes in 1856. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $32,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Perry County and Pulaski County

E – Pulaski County

S – Grant County and Hot Spring County

W – Hot Spring County, Garland County and Perry County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2011 and 2017