Crittenden County Courthouse

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Crittenden County Courthouse
Crittenden County Arkansas Courthouse.jpg
Crittenden County Courthouse
Crittenden County Courthouse is located in Arkansas
Crittenden County Courthouse
Crittenden County Courthouse is located in the US
Crittenden County Courthouse
Location85 Jackson St., Marion, Arkansas
Coordinates35°12′57″N 90°11′45″W / 35.21583°N 90.19583°W / 35.21583; -90.19583Coordinates: 35°12′57″N 90°11′45″W / 35.21583°N 90.19583°W / 35.21583; -90.19583
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
ArchitectChamberlain & Co.
NRHP reference #77000251 [1]
Added to NRHPAugust 3, 1977

The Crittenden County Courthouse is located at 85 Jackson Street in Marion, Arkansas, United States, the county seat of Crittenden County. It is a two-story brick and stone structure, nine bays wide and seven deep, with a dome centered on its otherwise flat roof. The north and south elevations, identical in appearance, feature porticos supported by six Ionic columns framing the center five bays. The frieze on each portico is inscribed "Obedience to the law is liberty". The courthouse was designed by the Chamberlain architectural firm of Fort Worth, Texas, and was built in 1911, replacing the county's second courthouse, which was destroyed by fire in 1909.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Crittenden County Courthouse" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-11-11. Retrieved 2014-11-11.