Marion County

Marion County was created November 3, 1835, from Izard County. First called Searcy County, it was renamed in 1836 in honor of Francis Marion, a Revolutionary War general. Yellville is the county seat. Prior to its occupation by white settlers, this county seat was a Native American village. It is one of the oldest settlements in Arkansas and has been under the flags of Spain, France, the United States, the Confederate States of America, the Territory of Louisiana, the Territory of Missouri, and the Territory and State of Arkansas. The landscape of Marion County is the rugged and mountainous, Ozark Mountains, inhabited for years by bluff-dwelling Native Americans and, later, by European settlers. One-third of the county is under water, which offers many water activities. Part of the Buffalo River runs through the county and features camping, hiking, canoeing, hunting, and fishing. The Lower Buffalo Wilderness Area is the state’s largest wilderness area. Bull Shoals Lake has 19 parks scattered around its 1,000-mile shoreline. The Ozark villages are populated by crafters from spring to late fall. They bring a large number of visitors to this area.

Courthouse Square
Yellville 72687

(870) 449-6231

County Judge
Terry Ott
Phone: (870) 449-6231
Fax: (870) 449-4369

County Clerk/Circuit Clerk
Dawn Moffet
Phone: (870) 449-6226
Fax: (870) 449-4979

County Sheriff
Clinton Evans
Phone: (870) 449-4236
Fax: (870) 449-4869

County Treasurer
Ron McPherson
Phone: (870) 449-6331
Fax: (870) 449-4979

County Collector
Cathy Brightwell
Phone: (870) 449-6253
Fax: (870) 449-4979

County Assessor
Tonya Eppes
Phone: (870) 449-4113
Fax: (870) 449-2402

County Coroner
Keith Barnes
Phone: (870) 449-6621
Fax: (870) 449-4145

Justices of the Peace
Michael Scrima, Nicholas Nugent, Gregg Alexander, Carl W. McBee, Raymond Mayo, Brady Madden, Wesley Shipman, Claudia Brigham, Joyce Ann McCalla

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