Perryville in Perry County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
Perry County Court House
The first court house in Perry County, created in 1840, was erected in 1841 in what is known as the Old Town of Perryville. This house was burned in 1850. In 1871 a court house was built on the present location, in the New Town of Perryville. This building burned in 1874. It was rebuilt, and again burned in 1880. The present building was erected in 1888.
Erected 1936 by Arkansas Centennial Commission, Arkansas History Commission. (Marker Number D-14.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Arkansas Centennial Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
Location. 35° 0.298′ N, 92° 48.182′ W. Marker is in Perryville, Arkansas, in Perry County. Marker is on West Main Street west of North Pine Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located beside the walkway, directly in front of the Perry County court house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 310 West Main Street, Perryville AR 72126, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured Perry County in the Civil War (within shouting distance of this marker); City of Perryville (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Lewisburg (approx. 10.2 miles away); Lewisburg in the Civil War (approx. 10.2 miles away); Conway County in the Civil War / Murder of John Clayton (approx. 13 miles away).
Regarding Perry County Court House. National Register of Historic Places #76000443.
Also see . . .
1. Perry County Court House. Wikipedia entry:
The Perry County Courthouse is a two-story brick building, with a hip roof. It is very simply styled, with rectangular two-over-two windows set in unadorned openings (some in pairs). Its main entrance is deeply recessed in an opening framed by pilasters and an entablatured, with multi-light sidelight windows to either side of the door. It has been enlarged by single-story wings to either side. (Submitted on September 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Perryville, Arkansas. Wikipedia entry:
The original log courthouse was burned during a dispute between two families. Another log courthouse was built on the site. In 1872, a wood-framed courthouse was built a half mile from the older log courthouse on donated land. It burned in May 1874 and was rebuilt. It burned again in December 1881 and was again rebuilt. Perry County's current courthouse was built (Submitted on September 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.