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Greene County


Greene County is named for Nathanael Greene, who was a general in the American Revolutionary War.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Clay County

E – Dunklin County, Missouri and Craighead County

S – Craighead County

W – Lawrence County and Randolph County


Created:  November 5, 1833                  Map of Arkansas highlighting Greene County

County Seat:        

B Crowley Plantation  1833 – 1835

Paris                           1835 – 1838

Gainesville                  1838 – 1884

Paragould                   1884 – present


County Courthouse – Paragould


Location:  320 West Court Street / North 4th Street

Built:  1995 – 1996

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Brackett-Krennerich and Associates, PA

Contractor:  Ramson Inc.


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Paeagould. The north front has eight brick pillars with a recessed entrance. The center section projects from the main building. A white colored horizontal band runs below the white colored topped flat roof line. On the center of the roof is an octagonal white colored wood cupola.


Old County Courthouse – Paragould



Location:  SW – West Court Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1888 – 1889

Style:  Georgian Revival

Architect:   J E Shane

Contractor:  W F Boon and S R McGinnis


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Paragould to the north of the courthouse. The  east front has an arched entrance with balcony and large arched window on the second story. The center section rises above the roof line to a parapet.


See:  The 2nd Judicial District includes Clay County, Craighead CountyCrittenden CountyMississippi County and Poinsett County.



County Courthouse – Paragould













Old County Courthouse – Paragould















Photos taken 2009