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Garland County

Garland County is named for Augustus Hill Garland, who was a United States Senator and the eleventh Governor of the State of Arkansas.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Yell CountyPerry County and Saline County

E – Saline County and Hot Spring County

S – Hot Spring County

W – Montgomery County


Created:  April 5, 1873                           Map of Arkansas highlighting Garland County

County Seat:        

Hot Springs  1873 – present


County Courthouse – Hot Springs


Location:  501 Ouachita Avenue / Hawthorne Street

Built:  1905 – 1906

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  W R Parsons & Sons

Contractor:  Atkinson Brothers


Description:  The building faces northwest and is a four story buff colored brick structure. The building is located on spacious landscaped grounds in the center of Hot Springs. The northwest front has a slightly projecting center section with entrance on the first story and pediment at the roof line. On the roof is a square cupola. The building was destroyed by fire in 1913 and rebuilt. The architect was Theodore M Sanders and the contractor was Falls City Construction Company. An addition to the west wing of the building was started in 1974 and completed in 1975. The architect was Associated Architectual Engineers and Planner of Little Rock and the contractor was Floyd Sutton Corporation. The building was renovated in 1978.


County Government Office Building – Hot Springs



Location:  200 Woodbine Street / Hawthorne Street

Built:  1995 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Arnold & Associates

Contractor:  Suburban Builders, Inc.


Description:  The building faces southeast and is a is a two story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Hot Springs to the southeast of the courthouse.The southeast front has a recessed center section with vertical pillars. There are vertical pilasters with a wide black band running along the flat roof line.  The building is named as the Garland County Government Office Building. 



 County Courthouse – Hot Springs

















Jury Room



County Circuit Court courtroom











County Circuit Court small courtroom





Courthouse fire 1913



Old courthouse 1882







County Government Office Building – Hot Springs





Photos taken 2011 and 2017