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

312 S. College
Stuttgart 72160

(870) 946-4321

County Judge
Thomas Best
DeWitt Phone: (870) 946-4321
Stuttgart Phone: (870) 673-3051
DeWitt Fax: (870) 946-3200
Mailing Address: 101 Court Square, DeWitt, 72042

County Clerk
Melissa Wood
DeWitt Phone: (870) 946-4349
Stuttgart Phone: (870) 673-7311
DeWitt fax: (870) 946-4399
Mailing Address: 101 Court Square, DeWitt, 72042

County Circuit Clerk
Sarah Merchant
DeWitt Phone: (870) 946-4219
Stuttgart Phone: (870) 673-2056
DeWitt fax: (870) 946-0171
Mailing Address: 101 Court Square, DeWitt, 72042

County Sheriff
Dean Mannis
DeWitt Phone: (870) 946-3161
DeWitt Fax: (870) 946-1715
Stuttgart Phone: (870) (870) 673-2121
Stuttgart Fax: (870) 672-7813
DeWitt Mailing Address: 1000 Ricebelt Ave., DeWitt, 72042
Stuttgart Mailing Address: 312 S. College, Stuttgart, 72160

County Treasurer
Charles Horton
DeWitt Phone: (870) 946-4210
DeWitt Fax: (870) 946-1563
Address: 104 S. Jackson St., DeWitt, 72042

County Collector
Dean Mannis
DeWitt Phone: (870) 946-2911
Stuttgart Phone: (870) 673-7021
Stuttgart Fax: (870) 946-2911
DeWitt Address: 101 Court Square, DeWitt, 72042
Stuttgart Address: 312 S. College, Stuttgart, 72160

County Assessor
Marcia I. Theis
DeWitt Phone: (870) 946-1795
Stuttgart Phone: (870) 673-6586
DeWitt Fax: (870) 946-1795
Address: 101 Court Square, DeWitt, 72042

County Coroner
Cooper Essex
DeWitt Phone: (870) 946-3104
DeWitt Fax: (870) 946-3104
Address: 1405 S. Grandview, DeWitt. 72042

Justices of the Peace
Eddie Roberson, Clay Carter, Robert Henderson, Derek Menard, Brandee Weaver, Curtis Ahrens, Larry Gunnell, Charles Wright, Inez McLemore

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