Counties

Hot Spring County

Hot Spring County was formed on November 2, 1829, by the Territorial Legislature from a part of Clark County. The county’s name came from the natural hot springs that later became world famous as a part of Garland County. The county seat is Malvern. The landscape is forested ridges, and river bottomland, with the Ouachita Mountains in the north and west and rolling hills in the southeast. Hot Spring County’s economic base is beef and dairy cattle, and the cultivation of hay, soybeans and rice. Industrial development includes lumber mills, brick plants, metals, and small industry. Many residents commute out of the county for work. The county has many varieties (65) of valuable minerals, including the nation’s greatest concentrations of novaculite and vanadium and magnet ore, which is in the roadbed of U.S. Highway 270. Malvern calls itself the “Brick Capital of the World.” In July of each year, Brickfest is celebrated with arts, crafts, games, and entertainment. The county courthouse, constructed in 1936 by the WPA, is built of local brick. Lake Catherine, set in a forest of tall pines and hardwoods, offers a getaway for fishing and other water sports, and Lake Catherine State Park offers campsites, cabins, hiking trails, and a marina. The Ouachita River, which runs through the county, is well known for it’s fishing and floating.

210 Locust St.
Malvern 72104

(501) 332-2261

County Judge
Dennis Thornton
Phone: (501) 332-2261
Fax: (501) 337-5260
hscjudge@hotspringcounty.org

County Clerk
Sandy Boyette
Phone: (501) 332-2291
Fax: (501) 332-2221
sboyette@hotspringcounty.org

County Circuit Clerk
Mayme Brown
Phone: (501) 332-2281
mbrown@hotspringcounty.org

County Sheriff
Mike Cash
Phone: (501) 337-7841
Fax: (501) 332-6435
mikejcash123@gmail.com

County Treasurer
Mary Cansler
Phone: (501) 337-7411, ext. 7
Fax: (501) 332-2221
hsctreas@hotspringcounty.org

County Collector
Valerie Hearn
Phone: (501) 332-5857
Fax: (501) 332-2221
bigval_79@hotmail.com

County Assessor
Blake Riggan
Phone: (501) 332-2461
Fax: (501) 332-2221
jbriggan@sbcglobal.net

County Coroner
Aaron P. Davis
Phone: (501) 802-0693
Fax: (501) 332-3217
hscoroner@gmail.com

Justices of the Peace
Jewell "Pete" Willis, Brian Coston, Robert Ellerd, James Cranford, Carl Cook, Don Hilyard, Joshua Anderson, Andrew Dailey, Ray Don Cook, Randy Greathouse, Edie Looper

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