Sebastian County

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Sebastian County is named for William K Sebastian, who was a United States Circuit Court judge.

 

Created:  January 6, 1851

County Seat:        

Greenwood   1851 – 1861

Greenwood   1861 – present  ( Eastern District )

Fort Smith     1861 – present  ( Western District )

 

County Courthouse – Fort Smith

 

Location:  35 South Sixth Street / Rogers Avenue

Built:  1937– 1938

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  E Chester Nelson of Bassham & Wheeler

Contractor:  Manhattan Construction Company.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a four story gray colored stone structure. The west front has a central entrance framed with stone and projecting from the main building. The north and south wings project and are lower in height. The fourth story is recessed and has a decorative edge along the roof line. The building was constructed under the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works.

 

District Courts Building – Fort Smith

 

Location:  901 South B Street / South 10th Street

Built:  2006 – 2008

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Guest Reddick Architects of Fort Smith

Contractor:  Beshears Construction, Inc. of Fort Smith.

 

Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red brick and concrete structure. The building houses the District Court. 

 

County Courthouse – Greenwood

 

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Location:  301 East Center Street / South Main Street

Built:  1968 – 1969

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Nelson, Laser, Cheyne

Contractor:  Pharaoh Construction Company

 

Description:  The building faces faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The north front has a large overhanging section supported by four pillars. The glassed entrance on the first story is recessed. The building has a number of square corner sections.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1882. The second courthouse was designed by A Klingensmith and constructed by T T Reddick in 1916. The red colored brick courthouse was damaged by a tornado in 1968.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Crawford County

E – Franklin County and Logan County

S – Scott County

W – Le Flore County, Okahoma and Sequoyah County, Oklahoma 

  

 

 

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Old Courthouse 1916

Photos taken 2010