Sharp County

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Sharp County is named for Ephraim Sharp, who was an early settler in the area.

 

Created:  July 18, 1868

County Seat:        

Evening Shade  1870 – 1967

Hardy                 1894 – 1967

Ash Flat              1967 – present

 

County Courthouse – Ash Flat

 

Location:  718 Ash Flat Drive / Court Road

Built:  1966 – 1967

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Stuck, Frier, Lane & Scott Incorporated of Jonesboro

Contractor:  Charles Lovell Contractor of Searcy

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure.The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Ash Flat. The complex is comprised of six sections joined by breezeways. The roof is hipped.

                        

Old County Courthouse  – Hardy

 

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Location:  Main Street / Kelly Avenue

Built:  1883 – 1884

Style:  Federal

Architect:  Alexander W Rush and Moses Kempton

Contractor:  Alexander W Rush and Moses Kempton

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story stone structure. The building is located in the center of Hardy. The first story has an entrance at ground level on the south side. There are one story stone wings on the east and west sides. The roof is hipped. The building served as the courthouse from 1894 to until 1997.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Evening Shade in 1868. The building burned in 1879 and the second courthouse was a two story structure built in 1895 at a cost of $5000. The thirds courthouse was established in Hardy serving the northern district in 1894 in a building built in 1884. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed in Ash Flat in 1967 when the county seat was moved and the Evening Shade courthouse was demolished.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Fulton County and Oregon County, Missouri

E – Randolph County and Lawrence County

S – Independence County

W – Izard County and Fulton County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse – Ash Flat

 

 

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Old County Courthouse – Hardy

 

 

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Photos taken 2011