Hamburg in Ashley County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Ashley County Court House
Erected 1936 by Arkansas Centennial Comm., Arkansas History Comm. (Marker Number F-18.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Arkansas Centennial Commission marker series.
Location. 33° 13.571′ N, 91° 47.843′ W. Marker is in Hamburg, Arkansas, in Ashley County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street (U.S. 425) and East Adams Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 North Main Street, Hamburg AR 71646, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ashley County War Memorials (within shouting distance of this marker); Ashley County in the Civil War / 3rd Arkansas Infantry Regiment (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line).
Regarding Ashley County Court House. Before the county's first courthouse was erected, an eighteen by twenty-four foot public building was built on the southwest corner of the town square in 1849, at a cost of $200. It was a clerk's and sheriff's office. Most of the county's business was transacted there until the first courthouse was occupied. It seems probable that the marker is referring to this building. Although some court cases may have been tried there, it didn't have a designated courtroom nor adequate space for one, so calling it the first
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.