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Hamburg in Ashley County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Ashley County Court House

 
 
Ashley County Court House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
1. Ashley County Court House Marker
Inscription. The first court house in Ashley County was erected on this site in 1849. The county having been created the year before.
 
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
Former location of the Ashley County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
2. Former location of the Ashley County Courthouse.
courthouse is a stretch.
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsPolitical Subdivisions
 
View of marker looking south on Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 26, 2017
3. View of marker looking south on Main Street.
 
 
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 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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