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Melbourne in Izard County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Izard County First Court House

 
 
Izard County First Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
1. Izard County First Court House Marker
Inscription.  Site of first Court House of Izard County. A small building of rough logs, erected at Liberty in 1830. It stands in what is now Baxter County. The second court house was a frame building erected. in 1834. The third was built at Mt. Olive in 1836. In 1846 the county seat was moved to Mount Vernon and in 1875 was permanently placed at Melbourne. The county was named in honor of Governor Izard who served as Territorial Governor from 1825 to 1829.
 
Erected 1936 by Arkansas Centennial Comm., Arkansas History Comm. (Marker Number F-11.)
 
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 1830.
 
Location. 36° 3.537′ N, 91° 54.332′ W. Marker is in Melbourne, Arkansas, in Izard County. Marker is on East Main Street (Arkansas Route 69) east of Lunen Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 80 E Main St, Melbourne AR 72556, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers
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are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wild Haws in the Civil War (approx. 4.2 miles away); Site of Lacrosse Collegiate Institute (approx. 4.2 miles away).
 
Regarding Izard County First Court House. One of 143 cast-iron markers placed across Arkansas in partnership with the Arkansas History Commission during the state's 1936 centennial. They were originally silver in color.
 
Also see . . .  Encyclopedia of Arkansas article on the Izard County Court House. (Submitted on April 7, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Izard County First Court House and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
2. Izard County First Court House and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 7, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 7, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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