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Osceola in Mississippi County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Mississippi County Courthouse

Osceola

 
 
Mississippi County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 31, 2010
1. Mississippi County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  This Neoclassical Courthouse was built in 1912 on land donated by Judge W.J. Driver. Constructed of unusual brick, the building features a flat roof supporting a copper dome with large concrete terra cotta decorations and round polished inserts on the face. The columns on the front and the moldings at the top contribute to the beauty of this building. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the building houses much of the history of Mississippi County, including contentious, political battles to implement a drainage system, thus enabling the area to become the largest cotton producing county in the world.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 35° 42.179′ N, 89° 58.166′ W. Marker is in Osceola, Arkansas, in Mississippi County. Marker is at the intersection of West Hale Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Hale Avenue. Located on the south walkway of the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Osceola AR 72370, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Coston Building (a few steps from this marker); Patterson Store
South Entrance to Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 31, 2010
2. South Entrance to Courthouse and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); U.S. Post Office Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi County Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Billy Lee Riley (within shouting distance of this marker); Jimmy "Popeye" Thomas (within shouting distance of this marker); Willie Bloom (within shouting distance of this marker); Son Seals (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Osceola.
 
Mississippi County Courthouse Dome image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 31, 2010
3. Mississippi County Courthouse Dome
The full profile of the courthouse is blocked by trees on the grounds.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 3, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 731 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 3, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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