Counties

Monroe County

Monroe County was created on November 2, 1829, by the Territorial Legislature from portions of Arkansas and Phillips counties. It was named for James Monroe, fifth president of the United States and author of the “Monroe Doctrine.” Clarendon is the county seat. The landscape is rich, flat, delta farmland. The economy is agriculture, soybeans, cotton, rice and wheat with some small manufacturing. Interstate 40 passes through the county. Lake Greenlee, a rectangular lake enclosed by a four-sided levee; Green and East lakes, backwater lakes; and Maddox Bay offer excellent fishing. The Cache River runs through the county with Dagmar Wildlife Management Area providing hunting. In the southwestern part of the county, the scenic White River runs through the White River National Wildlife Management Area and provides great boating and fishing and is home to virtually every wild bird and animal found in the southern United States. Clarendon, known until 1837 as Mouth-of-the-Cache or White River Crossing, has 22 structures listed in the National Historical Register. The town square has been used several times as a movie set. The courthouse, which dates back to 1829, was a sanctuary for hundreds of persons who sough refuge in the upper floors while awaiting rescue by boats. After the flood, church services and community activities were held in the courthouse while community flood damage was repaired. In spite of the flood, the original oak furniture remains in the elegant courtroom, which has a dome skylight of richly colored stained glass.

123 Madison St.
Clarendon 72029

(870) 747-3921

County Judge
Larry Taylor
Phone: (870) 747-3921
Fax: (870) 747-5910
monroecountyjudge@
gmail.com

County Clerk
Tina Wofford
Phone: (870) 747-3632
Fax: (870) 747-5961
monroeclerk@
arkansasclerks.com

County Circuit Clerk
Alice Smith
Phone: (870) 747-3615
Fax: (870) 747-3710
mccirclerk@mail.monroe.
countyservice.net

County Sheriff
Michael Neal
Phone: (870) 747-3811
Fax: (870) 747-3674
sheriff.mkneal@gmail.com

County Treasurer
Steve Mitchell
Phone: (870) 747-3722
Fax: (870) 747-3708
arrowhead49@yahoo.com

County Collector
Steve Mitchell
Phone: (870) 747-3819
Fax: (870) 747-5244
mctreas@centurytel.net

County Assessor
Renee Neal
Phone: (870) 747-3847
Fax: (870) 747-5907
monroecountyassessor
@hotmail.com

County Coroner
Bob Neal
Phone: (870) 734-1211
Fax: (870) 734-1216
nealsons@hotmail.com

Justices of the Peace
Shannon Lewis, Jeff Lovell, Mike Freeman, Kenneth Harvey Sr., Ryan Medford, James Boston, Tommy Simpson, Doug Mayhue, Franklin Davis

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