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Carroll County Courthouse, Eastern District

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1880, J. P. Francher; 1905 additions. 403 Public Sq.
  • (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, A Division of the Department of Arkansas Heritage)

Berryville was Carroll County’s only seat until Eureka Springs also achieved that distinction in 1883. This red brick, rather plain courthouse was enlarged in 1905 with a third story and a mansard roof on what was originally a flat-roofed structure. Square four-story towers with pyramid roofs were added to the front corners of the building. Unlike many Arkansas courthouses, the building does not occupy the center of the square, but sits at one corner, facing it. The large square, bisected by a street, retains much of its late-nineteenth-century character surrounded by one- and two-story commercial structures. Today, the courthouse accommodates a museum of local history and the headquarters of the Carroll County Historical Society.

Writing Credits

Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors


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Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors, "Carroll County Courthouse, Eastern District", [Berryville, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 74-74.

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