Woodruff County

Woodruff County offers you the quiet, peaceful living of a small town - clean air and water - a mild climate - outdoor recreation - good schools - excellent housing and a warm welcome from some of the friendliest people in the Natural State. Come visit us soon. *Argricultural Center - Soybeans, rice, corn, wheat, oats and milo are leading crops. *The Great Outdoors - Unmatched hunting for ducks, white-tailed deer and other game. *Sports and Recreation - try our golf courses, tennis and other recreational facilities. *White River - Convenient access to fishing, hunting, camping and water sports. *Rex Hancock Wildlife Management Area. *Mosquitofest - McCrory's popular annual festival offers arts and crafts, bake sales, concessions, entertainment, games, a community fish fry and contests with a mosquito theme, held in mid-June. The picture above is the Woodruff County courthouse located in the county seat of Augusta. This 1902 Romanesque Revival structure is listed on the National Historic Register. Historic homes surround the Woodruff County Courthouse, It is unusual for being in a residential neighborhood and features a four-story clock tower and multi-colored ceramic tile floors with a tile mural. Woodruff County was named for William E. Woodruff, founder of the Arkansas Gazette, who became influential in Arkansas government. Woodruff County is currently celebrating its 140 Anniversary. Woodruff County's rich, level land is well suited to rice, cotton, soybean and grain farming and to the mechanization that has changed the shape of eastern Arkansas agriculture. Additionally, some light industry is located in Augusta, McCrory and Cotton Plant. These cities additionally are centers for outdoor recreation in Woodruff County. The scenic White River forms most of the county's western border and is known for year-round floating and fishin. The Cache River flows through the Rex Hancock Black Swamp Wildlife Management Area in the center of the county and is nationally known for duck hunting. The Cache River Natural Area includes some of the state's finest river swamp and bottomland hardwood forests, including some of its largest, most magnificent bald cypress and tupelo trees and majestic, record-size oak. Bayou DeView, which runs nearly parallel to the Cache, has been described as a "virtual island of bottomland hardwood timber surrounded by farmland." It provides good hunting, especially for waterfowl, and ample fishing opportunities as well. The Henry Gray Hurricane Lake Wildlife Management Area is also known for its excellent hunting opportunities. Founded as a trading post in 1848 Augusta was built on the site of an abandoned Indian village. Augusta is located on the bank of the White River. The river is accessible by a launch ramp in the downtown area. Augusta celebrated its 150 anniversary in 1998.

500 North Third Street
Augusta 72006


County Officials   Phone   Fax   E-Mail
County Judge   Charles Dallas   (870) 347-5206   (870) 347-5137   woodruffcojudge@gmail.com
County Clerk   Kelly Peebles   (870) 347-2871   (870) 347-2608   kellypeebles@hotmail.com
Circuit Clerk   Jean Carter Root   (870) 347-2391   (870) 347-8703   wcccourt@hotmail.com
County Sheriff   Phil Reynolds   (870) 347-2583   (870) 347-2915   woodruffcountysheriff@gmail.com
County Collector   Phil Reynolds   (870) 347-5152   (870) 347-2915   phygreen52@yahoo.com
County Treasurer   Marlene Stracner   (870) 347-5416   (870) 347-5416   woodruffcotreasurer@hotmail.com
County Assessor   Leslie Collins   (870) 347-5151   (870) 347-5901   woodruffcountyassessor@yahoo.com
County Coroner   Cindi Rhodes   (870) 347-2576   (870) 347-2577  
Justice of the Peace   Paul Brown      
Justice of the Peace   Wesley Carter      
Justice of the Peace   Harold Collins      
Justice of the Peace   Bill Crawford      
Justice of the Peace   Bill Immel      
Justice of the Peace   James R. Jackson      
Justice of the Peace   Charles Reeves      
Justice of the Peace   Homer Reeves      
Justice of the Peace   Frank Swanson