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STORY


Clark counties and named in honor of George M. Dallas, who had been elected Vice President of the United States in 1844. Dallas County is known for its rolling hills and pine forests. Te world’s first southern pine plywood plant was built in Fordyce, and timber resources still drive its economy. Tri-County Lake, where Dallas, Calhoun, and Cleveland coun- ties meet, offers water recreation activities. Te Ouachita River, the longest and largest river in the Ouachita Mountain region, forms the western county line and provides floating and fishing. Te Cotton Belt route through the town of Fordyce, the county seat, brought prosperity when it arrived in Dallas County in 1882. Fordyce is Arkansas’ only single county seat to have been moved from a central location when the railroads by- passed its original site of Princeton. In April of each year, the weeklong “Fordyce on the Cotton Belt Fes- tival” is held which draws not only the local citizens but many tourists as well.


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Dallas County Quick


Facts Courthouse


n Courthouse built: 1911 n Architect: Frank W. Gibb n Style: Classical Revival n Materials: brick, concrete, shingle, stone n Cost: $65,000 n Listed on National Register of Historic Places March 27, 1984 n Since 1997, Dallas County has


received 10 courthouse grants from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council through Arkansas Historic Preservation Program totaling $350,475 for the restoration and pres- ervation of the Dallas County Court- house.


Justices of the Peace Wendell Lee


Florence Moore Gerald Totty


John B. Meador Clark Brent


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Walter L. Hawkins, Jr. Alfred Fite Roy Butler J.C. Freer, Jr.


Donny Ford Sheriff


Tom Tidwell Coroner


COUNTY LINES, FALL 2012


Brenda Williams Collector


Jimmy Jones County Judge


Leslie Nutt Treasurer


Susie Williams County/Circuit Clerk


Donna Jones Assessor


allas County was formed Jan. 1, 1845, from Bradley and


Dallas County Courthouse Third and Oak Streets, Fordyce. Ar. Dallas County Elected Officials


COVER


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