Counties

Chicot County

Chicot County, a rich, flat farmland, was formed in October 1823 by the Territorial Legislature from part of Arkansas County. Its name was thought to have come from the French word “chicot” (stumpy) for the many cypress knees along the river. Lake Village is the county seat. Chicot County is the state’s southeastern-most county and is well known for its rich, fertile soil. Agriculture is strong. Cotton, rice and soybeans are the big three, with catfish farming and processing gaining. Lake Chicot offers many recreational opportunities. The lake is 22 miles long and is the largest oxbow lake in the nation. At the end of the lake, the state park offers cabins, a swimming pool, fishing, boating, camping, tours, picnicking, and many other recreational opportunities. Rich history abounds in the county with such landmarks as New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, founded by a slave before the Civil War. Many plantation homes also are in the county. The courthouse is on the banks of the lake with the jury room having a spectacular view of the lake.

108 Main St.
Lake Village 71653

(870) 265-8015

County Judge
Mack Ball, Jr.
Phone: (870) 265-8015
Fax: (870) 265-8018
chicotjudge@gmail.com

County Clerk
Pam Donaldson
Phone: (870) 265-8000
Fax: (870) 265-8006
chicotclerk@arkansasclerks.com

County Circuit Clerk
Josephine Griffin
Phone: (870) 265-8010
Fax: (870) 265-8012
jgriffinchicotcc@att.net

County Sheriff
Ronald Nichols
Phone: (870) 265-8020
Fax: (870) 265-5102
rnchicot1@sbcglobal.net

County Treasurer
Joni Cannatella
Phone: (870) 265-8040
Fax: (870) 265-8041
joni.cannatella@yahoo.com

County Collector
Gail Seamans
Phone: (870) 265-8030
Fax: (870) 265-8033
chicotcollector@sbcglobal.net

County Assessor
Joe Dan Yee
Phone: (870) 265-8025
Fax: (870) 265-8046
joedanyeechicotassessor@yahoo.com

County Coroner
Skyler King
Phone: (870) 265-6166
Fax: (870) 265-6167
bishopkingfuneralhome@yahoo.com

Justices of the Peace
Theodore Brown, Jimmy Parkerson, Michael Mercer, Jeraldine Tucker, Melvin Carpenter, Mark Pieroni, Ralph Jones, Avery Turner, Terry McCullough

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