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Jefferson County

 

Jefferson County is named for Thomas Jefferson, who was President of the United States from 1801 to 1809.

 

Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Pulaski County and Lonoke County 

E – Arkansas County

S – Lincoln County and Cleveland County

W – Grant County

 

Created:  November 2, 1829                  Map of Arkansas highlighting Jefferson County

County Seat:        

Boone’s Cabin  1829 – 1832

Pine Bluff          1832 – present

 

County Courthouse – Pine Bluff

 

Location:  101 East Barraque Street / Main Street

Built:  1838 – 1840

Style:  Antebellum

Architect:  Jacob Brump, Alonson Spauling and W H Lindsay

Contractor:  Jacob Brump, Alonson Spauling and W H Lindsay

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a two story white colored brick structure. The building is located in the center of Pine Bluff. The building was a wood structure when constructed. The south front has a central entrance on the first story and rises to a square white colored brick tower with clock and gold colored dome vat the top. The center section projects from the main building. There is a sloped roof. The building is the oldest courthouse in Arkansas. From 1856 to 1860, the building was rebuilt of brick. The architect was Jacob Brump and the contractor was George G Keeler. The building was renovated from 1889 to 1890. The architect wad Edwin Cook and the contractor was William Hillard. From 1978 to 1980, a modern buff brick addition was constructed retaining the old courthouse ion the center following a fire. The architect was Reed Willis and Burks, Ltd. and the contractor was Richardson Construction Company Inc.

 

Note:  The courthouse is the oldest courthouse in Arkansas still used as a courthouse and the second oldest courthouse is located in Crawford County (1842 ).

 

See:  The 11th Judicial District includes Arkansas County and Lincoln County.

 

Note:  The first court met at the homes of Joseph Bonne and Antoine Barraque. The first courthouse was built in 1833. The second and present courthouse was built in 1838 to 1840

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District County Courthouse – Pine Bluff

 

 

Location:  South State Street / East 3rd Avenue

Built:  2009 – 2010

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Reed Architectural Firm Ltd.

Contractor:  LCS of Arkansas

 

Description:  The building faces southwest and is a one story concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Pine Bluff. The roof is flat. The building houses the District Court.

 

 

County Courthouse – Pine Bluff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Picture County Courthouse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photos taken 2011 and 2019