Woodruff County

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Woodruff

Woodruff County is named for William Woodruff, who was  the first newspaper publisher in the State of Arkansas.

 

Created:  November 26, 1862

County Seat:        

Augusta  1862 – present

 

County Courthouse – Augusta

 

Location:  500 North 3rd Street / Spruce Street

Built:  1902  – 1903

Style:  Richardson Romanesque Revival

Architect:  Charles L Thompson of Little Rock

Contractor:  C W Clark of Little Rock

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure.The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The southwest corner has a five story square red colored brick tower with clock and steep roof. On the northwest corner is a lower octagonal tower with steep roof. On the southeast corner is a lower square tower with steep roof. The west front has a central arched entrance on the first story. The roof is hipped. The interior has a multicolored tile mural which covers the main level, and pine wainscoting adorns the second story courtroom.

 

Note:  In 1862 the first courthouse was a wood frame building in Augusta. In a short time, the second courthouse was a large two room building.  In 1870, Thomas Hough, the town founder, sold his 1848 house for $28,000 to become the third courthouse. The cost for construction of the fourth and present courthouse was $30,000. In 1902, the courthouse at Cotton Plant was designed by Charles L Thompson of Little Rock and constructed at a cost of $14,000. A courthouse was built in McCory in 1902..

 

County Services Center – Augusta

 

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Location:  502 North 3rd Street / Spruce Street

Built:  1972  – 1973

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Environmental Design, Inc..

Contractor:  Charles A Lovell.

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on spacious landscaped grounds on the east side of the courthouse in the center of the city. The west front has a central entrance on the second story. The entrance to the jail on the south side has a white colored canopy. A wide white colored band runs along the flat roof line. 

 

Courthouses: 

N – Jackson County

E – Cross County and Saint Francis County

S – Saint Francis County and Monroe County

W – Prairie County and White County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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County Services Center

 

 

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Photos taken 2011