Counties

Johnson County

Johnson County was formed in November 1833, from Pope County and was named for Benjamin Johnson, one of Arkansas’ early jurists. The county seat of Clarksville was the location for the state’s first school for deaf children in 1851. It now is the site of the University of the Ozarks. The landscape is rugged terrain in the northern half and rolling farmlands, forested ridges, isolated mountains, and lakes in the southern half. The entire northern half of Johnson County is Ozark National Forest that has two wildlife management areas. Little and Big Piney Creeks in the northeast corner and White Rock in the northwest offer hunting, fishing, canoeing, hiking and camping. The southern half of the county is river valley farm country where peaches, cattle, vegetables, soybeans, and grains are grown. Diversified industry is scattered over the county. Johnson County has an annual Peach Festival that started back in 1936. Johnson County with its mountains, rivers and forest provide scenic beauty for every season.

215 W. Main St.
Clarksville 72830

(479) 754-2175

County Judge
Herman Houston
Phone: (479) 754-2175
Fax: (479) 754-6098
johnsoncountyjudge@gmail.com

County Clerk
Michelle Frost
Phone: (479) 754-3967
Fax: (479) 754-2286
johnsonclerk@
arkansasclerks.com

County Circuit Clerk
Alicia Nowotny
Phone: (479) 754-2977
Fax: (479) 754-4235
jccclerk@gmail.com

County Sheriff
Larry Jones
Phone: (479) 754-7724
Fax: (479) 754-2210
sheriffjones@
johnsoncosheriff.com

County Treasurer
Leta Willis
Phone: (479) 754-3056
Fax: (479) 754-4730
jctreascoll3@centurytel.net

County Collector
Leta Willis
Phone: (479) 754-3371
Fax: (479) 754-4730
jctreascoll3@centurytel.net

County Assessor
Jill Tate
Phone: (479) 754-3863
Fax: (479) 754-5705
jocoassessor15@gmail.com

County Coroner
Pam Cogan
Phone: (479) 214-7068
Fax: (479) 647-3150
hwy21tax@suddenlinkmail.com

Justices of the Peace
Mike Jacobs, Larry Holben, David Wyles, Harry Smith, Larry Plugge, John R. Payne, Steve Morgan, Greg Dickerson, Ken Medeiros, Harold Parker, Bertha "Bert" Wages

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