Scott County

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Scott County is named for Andrews Scott, who was a territorial judge.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Sebastian County and Logan County

E – Yell County

S – Montgomery County and Polk County

W – Le Flore County, Oklahoma

Created:  November 5, 1833                  Map of Arkansas highlighting Scott County

County Seat:        

Waldron  1833 – present


County Courthouse – Waldron


Location:  190 West 1st Street / Huston Street

Built:  1994 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Perkins & Associates of Russellville

Contractor:  Besheare Construction of Fort Smith


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds to the north of the the center of Waldron. The building is constructed in the form of a “Y” with a west wing and a north wing. The south entrance has a large canopy extending from the building and supported by two pillars. The southeast corner of the building rises to a pitched roof with columns rising to form an arch in the centre. The roof is sloped. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 15th Judicial District and the County District Court of the 24th Judicial District. 


Old County Courthouse – Waldron




Location:  51 West 2nd Street / South Main Street

Built:  1933 – 1934

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  T E Bassham and Carnall Wheeler of Bassham & Wheeler of Sort Smith

Contractor:  Local labor and trades ( Public Works Administration )


Description:  The building faces  faces east and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds of Courthouse Square in the center of Waldron to the south of the courthouse. The east front has a large stone section rising above the roof line. There is stone trim along the windows. The roof line is flat. In the interior, there is a central hall running north and south. The former courtroom was located on the second story and the third story housed the jail. 


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Old Scott County Courthouse


History: The county was created in 1833 and Waldron was selected as the county seat. The first courthouse was Featherstone’s log barn in Waldron. The second courthouse was built in 1859 next to the barn and was burned in 1864 during the Civil War. The third courthouse was a two story frame structure built by Mr. Creech and J L McCartney. The building was destroyed by fire in 1933. The fourth courthouse was constructed in 1933 to 1934 and is still standing. The fifth and present courthouse was constructed in 1994 to 1996.




County Courthouse – Waldron
















Old County Courthouse – Waldron







Photos taken 2010