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Randolph County

Randolph County is named for John Randolph, who was a leader in Congress from Virginia and spokesman for the “Old Republican”.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Oregon County, Missouri and Ripley County, Missouri

E – Clay County and Greene County

S – Lawrence County

W – Lawrence County and Sharp County


Created:  December 18, 1832                Map of Arkansas highlighting Randolph County

County Seat:        

Pocahontas  1835 – present


County Courthouse – Pocahontas


Location:  107 West Broadway / South Marr Street

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:   Eugene John Stern

Contractor:  E V Bird Construction Company


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story stone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Pocahontas. The north front has five rectangular openings with recessed entrances. The east and west wings are lower. A large aluminum seal of the State of Arkansas over the main entry door behind large square fluted concrete columns. The foyer, which runs across the front of the building, contains three large oil paintings depicting aspects of Arkansas history: one is of Indians, another of the Civil War, and the third, which shows road building, includes an old Studebaker wagon. This courthouse faces a sunken garden with benches, landscaped shrubs, and several lampposts for night illumination. The roof line is flat.


Old County Courthouse – Pocahontas



Location:  107 East Everett Street / Main Street

Built:  1872 – 1875

Style:  Victorian and Italianate

Architect:  John A McKay of Helena

Contractor:  John A McKay of Helena


Description:  The building faces east and is a two story red brick and wood early structure. The building is located at landscaped courthouse square in the center of Pocahontas. The east front has a projecting center section with recessed entrance on the first story. Above the entrance is a large arched window. The other windows on the building are narrow and arched. On the center of the roof is a square white colored cupola. The roof is hipped. 


See:  The 3rd Judicial District includes Jackson County, Lawrence County and Sharp County.


Note:  The first courthouse was built by Thomas O Marr in 1837 to 1838. The cost of construction was $2400 and the building was demolished in 1869.



County Courthouse – Pocahontas











Old County Courthouse – Pocahontas







Former courtroom







Photos taken 2009