Sevier County

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Sevier

Sevier County is named for Ambrose Sevier, who was a United States Senator from Arkansas.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Polk County and Howard County 

E – Howard County and Hempstead County

S – Little River Country

W – McCurtain County, Oklahoma

 

Created:  October 17, 1828                    Map of Arkansas highlighting Sevier County

County Seat:        

Paraclifta     1829 – 1871

Lockesport  1871 – 1905

DeQueen    1905 – present

 

County Courthouse – DeQueen

 

Location:  115 North 3rd Street / West Stillwater Street

Built:  1930 – 1931

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Witt, Seibert & Halsey

Contractor:  Hardy Construction Company

 

Description: The building faces east and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of DeQueen. The east front has a projecting center section with an arched entrance on the first story. Brick pillars divide the windows on the second and third stories with a wide header above. There is a wide cornice running below the flat roof line. The interior has an octagonal center foyer on the first story. The courtroom is located on the second story. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the West 9th Judicial District and the County District Court of the 36th Judicial District. An addition was added on the north side in 1955 and 1975. In 1975, the architect was Reinheimer-Crumption & Associates and the contractor was M L James Construction Company.

 

See:  The 9th Judicial District includes Clark County, Howard County, Little River Country and Pike County.

 

History: The county was created in 1828 and Paraclifta was designated as the county seat. The first court met at the home of Joseph English. In 1829 the first courthouse was a log cabin built in Paeaclita. The county seat was moved to Lockesburg in 1869 and the second courthouse was a brick structure built by A M Hawkins and Brothers at a cost of $24,800 including a jail.  The county seat was moved to DeQueen in 1905 and the third courthouse was a two story brick building constructed by J T Mclenahan, John DeGroot and Fred DeGroot. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in 1930.

 

 

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County Courthouse – DeQueen

 

 

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Photos taken 2010 and 2019