Counties

Van Buren County

Van Buren County was formed November 1833 from parts of Conway, Independence and Izard counties. The county was named for Martin Van Buren, who was vice president of the United States at that time. Van Buren County was the 29th county of the state of Arkansas. The landscape is rugged and mountainous in the north and rugged to rolling terrain in the south. Clinton is the county seat. The courthouse, with dimensions of only 100 feet x 43 feet, is Arkansas’s smallest courthouse in number of square feet of covered ground. The building was originally constructed under the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works program but was remodeled in 1973. The county's economic base is small industry, cattle farming and tourism. The beauty of the Ozark Mountain, with its waterfalls, natural bridges, and underground caverns, is unique. The nationally known “Natural Bridge of Arkansas” is 100 feet long, 50 feet high and four feet thick. The bridge was actually used as a roadway once. The Gulf Mountain Wildlife Management Area lures hunters, stream fishermen, nature lovers and campers. The Brock, the Driver Creek, and the Little Red River areas offer hunting and camping. Greers Ferry Lake's 40,000 acres of water offers boating, skiing, swimming, fishing and hunting. The popular Sugar Loaf Mountain is an uninhabited island refuge for plant and animal life. An award-winning hiking trail winds its way from the water’s edge to the mountain summit. Van Buren's population is 16,628 (2016 census estimate).

273 Main St.
Clinton 72031
(501) 745-2443

County Judge
Roger Hooper
Phone: (501) 745-2443
Fax: (501) 745-6278
vbcjudge@artelco.com

County Clerk
Pam Bradford
Phone: (501) 745-6995
Fax: (501) 745-6976
bradford.vbcclerk@mymedia3.com

County Circuit Clerk
Debbie Gray
Phone: (501) 745-4140
Fax: (501) 745-7400
gray.circuitclerkvbc@gmail.com

County Sheriff
Scott Bradley
Phone: (501) 745-2112
Fax: (870) 745-4455
sheriffbradley@vbso.com

County Treasurer
Kim Hunley
Phone: (501) 745-2400
Fax: (870) 745-2400
vanburencountytreasurer@gmail.com

County Collector
Lisa Nunley
Phone: (501) 745-8550
Fax: (501) 745-4987
vbctaxes@gmail.com

County Assessor
Trina Jones
Phone: (501) 745-2464
Fax: (501) 745-2499
vbcassessor@gmail.com

County Coroner
Joe Tsosie
Phone: (501) 745-8217
Fax: (501) 745-6792
jtsosie@artelco.com

Justices of the Peace
Dell Holt, Dale James, Todd Burgess, Mary Philips, Gary Linn, John Bradford, Brian Tatum, Kevin Housley, Richard Sundelin

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