Cross County

Cross County was formed November 15, 1862, from parts of Crittenden, Poinsett, and St. Francis counties. It was named for Col. David Cross, a Confederate officer. Cross County has rich, flat delta farmland in the east and west and rolling hills in the center. Agriculture and related enterprises are major to the county, with rice bringing in more than half the county’s revenues. Soybeans and cotton are other main crops, while peaches and other fruit crops are predominate on Crowly’s Ridge. Village Creek State Park, almost 7,000 acres on Crowley’s Ridge, is a popular tourist area and has two fishing lakes, hiking trails, campsites, picnic sites, playgrounds, and many recreational areas. The county seat is Wynne. The courthouse courtroom is unique in that the building is arranged so that jurors sit with their backs to the spectators, focusing their attention on the judge and witness, who sit in opposite corners at the front of the room. Tourism is on the rise in Cross County. The Wittsburg Natural Area preserves a good sample of Crowley’s Ridge covered with beech and sugar maple trees, spring wildflowers, and the state’s only natural distributions of tulip trees and pennywort. The population of Cross County is 16,833 (2020 Census).

705 E. Union St.
Wynne 72396

(870) 238-5750

County Judge
Lynn Blake
Phone: (870) 238-5750
Fax: (870) 238-5752
Address: 705 E. Union St., Suite 4, Wynne, 72396

County Clerk
Mary Beth Sanders
Phone: (870) 238-5735
Fax: (870) 238-5739
Address: 705 E. Union St., Suite 8, Wynne, 72396

County Circuit Clerk
Rhonda Sullivan
Phone: (870) 238-5720
Fax: (870) 238-5722
Address: 705 E. Union St., Suite 9, Wynne, 72396

County Sheriff
David West
Phone: (870) 238-5700
Fax: (870) 238-5782
Address: 1600 South Falls Blvd., Wynne, 72396

County Treasurer
Peg Hess
Phone: (870) 238-5725
Fax: (870) 238-5705
Address: 705 E. Union, Suite 6, Wynne, 72396

County Collector
Kristy Davis
Phone: (870) 238-5710
Fax: (870) 238-5776
Address: 705 E. Union, Suite 10, Wynne, 72396

County Assessor
Sherri Williams
Phone: (870) 238-5715
Fax: (870) 238-5714
Address: 705 E. Union, Suite 5, Wynne, 72396

County Coroner
Eli Long
Phone: (870) 238-9400
Fax: (870) 238-9132
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 817, Wynne, 72396

Justices of the Peace
Amy Imboden, John Kyle Wilson, Anthony Jarrett, Glenda Vance, Gloria Aldridge, Kevin Jumper, Carl Loewer, Jerry Rushing, Scott May

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