Yell County

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Yell County is named for Archibald Yell, who was a Governor of the State of Arkansas.


Created:  December 5, 1840

County Seat:        

Danville       1840 – present  ( Southern District )

Dardanelle  1875 – present  ( Northern District )

* Yell County has two county seats


County Courthouse – Danville


Location:  101 East 5th Street / Main Street

Built:  1974 – 1975

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Renshaw & Taylor AIA

Contractor:  Harold Jones Construction


Description:  The building faces south and is a one story red and buff colored brick  ck and concrete structure. The building is located on a rise of landscaped ground in the center of Danville. The south front has a wide projecting porch supported by white colored columns. The west side of the building is curved and the roof line is flat. The engineer was Allen Engineering.


Note : The first courthouse was built in Danville in 1844. The second courthouse was a two story structure built in 1873. An addition was constructed in 1904. The third courthouse was constructed in 1974.


County Courthouse – Dardandelle




Location:  108 Union Street / Front Street

Built:  1914 – 1915

Style:  Greek Revival

Architect:  Frank W Gibb of Little Rock

Contractor:  L R Wight and Company of Dallas, Texas


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a two story red colored brick and wood Greek Revival style structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Dardanelle. The building is “T” shaped and the southeast front has a large portico with four white colored Doric columns rising to a wide pediment. A wide white colored band runs along the roof line. On the center of the roof is an octagonal clock tower which is topped with a dome. The building was renovated in 1973. On the west side is the modern Courthouse Annex constructed in 2006 to 2007 and houses the District Court courtroom. The southeast front has a projecting center section with four white columns, A wide white colored band runs along the flat roof line.


See:  The architect, Frank W Gibb of Little Rock also desiged the courthouse in Phillips County.


Note:  In 1875, Dardanelle was established as the second county seat In 1878, the first courthouse was a rented commercial structure on South Front Street between Green and Oak Streets. The building burned in 1912 and the second and present courthouse was constructed.



N – Logan County and Pope County

E – Conway County and Perry County

S – Garland County and Montgomery County

W – Scott County and Logan County





County Courthouse – Danville
















County Courthouse – Dardanelle













County Courthouse Annex – Dardanelle




Photos taken 2011