Little River County Courthouse

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Little River County Courthouse
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Little River County Courthouse is located in Arkansas
Little River County Courthouse
Little River County Courthouse is located in the US
Little River County Courthouse
LocationMain and 2nd Sts., Ashdown, Arkansas
Coordinates33°40′20″N 94°7′58″W / 33.67222°N 94.13278°W / 33.67222; -94.13278Coordinates: 33°40′20″N 94°7′58″W / 33.67222°N 94.13278°W / 33.67222; -94.13278
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1907
Built bySidney Stewart
NRHP reference #76000427[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 29, 1976

The Little River County Courthouse is a courthouse at Main and 2nd Streets in Ashdown, Arkansas, United States, the county seat of Little River County. Built in 1907, it is a roughly square red brick structure with Classical Revival styling and a dome rising from the center of its hipped roof. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

History[edit]

Little River County was cut from Sevier County and established in 1867. The county seat was established in Alleene in 1867 and was moved to Richmond in 1880. The courthouse burned in 1882 and citizens of Richmond rebuilt the courthouse for free in hopes of keeping county administration in town, where it remained until moving to Rocky Comfort in 1902. Another election moved the courthouse to Ashdown in 1906 and the present structure was built the following year.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Little River County Courthouse" (PDF). Arkansas Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-07.