Arkansas County

Arkansas County is the oldest county in Arkansas, and it has a rich history behind it. The only American Revolutionary battle fought west of the Mississippi (1783), was fought in Arkansas County. A dual county seat with courthouses in Dewitt and Stuttgart, the oldest records in Arkansas are kept in the (Stuttgart) courthouse. They date from 1796 and are written in Spanish. The landscape of the county is rich, flat, delta farmland. The eastern boundary of the county runs along the White River, and the southern border includes a stretch of the Arkansas River and Lock and Dam No. 2 of the River Navigation System. There are two museums in the county, Stuttgart Agricultural Museum and the Arkansas Post County Museum and a National Memorial in Gillett. The Arkansas Post is considered the earliest European settlement in the lower Mississippi River Valley. The National Park includes a visitors’ center and exhibits, artifacts and a trail to take visitors by points of interest. The population of Arkansas county is 19,019 (2010 Census). Rice Belt Vo-tech and a University of Arkansas agricultural research experiment station are active in research and training in the county.

101 Court Square
DeWitt 72042

302 S. College
Stuttgart 72160

(870) 946-4321

County Judge
Thomas Best
Phone: (870) 946-4321
Fax: (870) 946-3200

County Clerk
Melissa Wood
Phone: (870) 946-4349
Fax: (870) 946-4399

County Circuit Clerk
Sarah Merchant
Phone: (870) 946-4219
Fax: (870) 946-0171

County Sheriff
Todd Wright
Phone: (870) 946-3161
Fax: (870) 946-1715

County Treasurer
Charles Horton
Phone: (870) 946-4210
Fax: (870) 946-1532

County Collector
Todd Wright
Phone: (870) 946-2911
Fax: (870) 946-2911

County Assessor
Regina Mannis
Phone: (870) 946-1795
Fax: (870) 946-2367

County Coroner
Cooper Essex
Phone: (870) 946-3104
Fax: (870) 946-3200

Justices of the Peace
Bill Paxton, Roger Theis, Jerry Rodgers, Mary Ashley-Iverson, Tim Criswell, Inez McLemore, J. Larry Gunnell, Kirk Keller

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