Columbia County

Columbia County was formed in December 1852, from parts of Lafayette, Hempstead, Union, and Ouachita counties. Columbia was named from the time of the American Revolution and refers to the new American nation, derived from Christopher Columbus. The county seat is Magnolia. The stately courthouse surrounded by magnolia trees is a landmark. Each year Columbia County holds a Magnolia Festival that brings people from far and near to enjoy the activities. Columbia County features rolling hills with good land for farming and forests for timbering and cotton as a cash crop. Cattle and poultry are raised throughout the county along with pine tree harvesting. Industry provides most jobs in the county. Southern Arkansas University is located in the county and Logoly State Park is situated on 345 acres of forested coastal plain with 11 natural springs, a visitor center and amphitheater. Lake Columbia, the newest reservoir, is separated into zones, some for fishing, some for pleasure boating, and some with multiple facilities available for recreation. The population of Columbia County is 22,801 (2020 Census).

1 Court Square
Magnolia 71753

(870) 234-2542

County Judge
Doug Fields
Phone: (870) 234-2542
Fax: (870) 235-3723
Address: 1 Court Square, Magnolia, 71753-3372

County Clerk
Tammy Kimble Wiltz
Phone: (870) 235-3774
Fax: (870) 235-3773
Address: 101 Boundary, Suite 101, Magnolia, 71753-3372

County Circuit Clerk
Lisa Lewis
Phone: (870) 235-3700
Fax: (870) 235-3786
Address: 1 Court Square, Suite 3, Magnolia, 71753

County Sheriff
Leroy Martin II
Phone: (870) 234-5655
Fax: (870) 235-3715
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 576, Magnolia, 71753

County Treasurer
Selena Blair
Phone: (870) 235-3704
Address: 101 Boundary, Suite 103, Magnolia, 71753

County Collector
Rachel Waller
Phone: (870) 234-4171
Physical Address: 101 Boundary, Suite 104, Magnolia, 71753

County Assessor
Shannon Hair
Phone: (870) 234-4380
Address: 101 Boundary, Suite. 105, Magnolia, 71753

County Coroner
Randy Reed
Phone: (870) 904-8477
Fax: (870) 901-3540
Address: P.O.Box 1134, Magnolia, 71754

Justices of the Peace
Annette Pate, Sam Sharp, Russell Thomas, Jeremy Langley, Jeremy Dodson, Oliver Thomas, Terry Williams, Burnie Sharp, Lynn Story, Mike Loe

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