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Pope County, Arkansas
Map
Map of Arkansas highlighting Pope County
Location in the state of Arkansas
Map of the U.S. highlighting Arkansas
Location of Arkansas in the U.S.
Facts
Founded November 2, 1829
County Seat Russellville
Courthouse



County Courthouse

  1. 1829-1830 -- A temporary county seat was established at the home of John Balinger on the Arkansas River.
  2. 1830 -- The county seat was established at old Norristown.  No county buildings were built there.
  3. 1840 -- The first Courthouse was built in Dover.  It was built of logs and lasted until it was burned with no loss of records during the Civil War. 
  4. After the log Courthouse burned, court was held in churches until a brick Courthouse was constructed on the Dover town square.
  5. May 16, 1888 -- The county seat was moved to Russellville, and Russellville's first couthouse was built in 1888.  The present Pope County Courthouse was built in 1931.

History

Parent County

  • 1829--Pope County was created 2 November 1829 from Crawford County.  County seat: Russellville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

There has been no record loss in Pope County.

Places / Localities

Populated Places

Appleton

Atkins

Boiling Springs

Caglesville

Diamond

Dover

Freeman Springs

Gabriel

Glass Village

Granny's Gap

Gunter Mountain

Hector

Leta

Lost Corner

London

Moccasin Gap

Moreland

Poibnt Remove Creek

Pottsville

Pisgah

Rock Springs

Russellville

Scottsvile

Treat

Walnut Grove


Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers




Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).