Counties

Perry County

Perry County was formed in December 1840, from the part of Conway County south of the Arkansas River. It was named for Oliver Perry, a hero of the War of 1812. The landscape of Perry County is rolling foothills of the Ouachita Mountains. Close to half of Perry County is in the Ouachita National Forest, with timber being the principal economy. Cattle, hog and poultry production, rice, soybeans and small manufacturing make up the economy. The Heifer Project International Learning and Livestock Center is a privately financed, nonprofit group located on 1,200 acres in the county. It has for more than 70 years, continuously provided livestock and training to low-income farmers in developing areas who, in turn, can pass on their newly acquired skills and the livestock offspring to other families in need. Many residents of the county commute to surrounding counties for employment. Harris Brake Wildlife Management Area is the smallest in the system and is crowded during duck season. Lake Nimrod, which is lined with pine and hardwood, is situated between the Ouachita and Ozark Mountains and is well known for its water skiing, hunting, and fishing. Harris Brake Lake is popular with anglers and Fourche LaFave River has large catfish. The eastern boundary of the county follows the Arkansas River for several miles. The county courthouse is at Perryville, the county seat. Individuals contributed much of the cost of the courthouse. The original red bricks, now painted white, were made from Perry County clay. The courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.

310 W. Main St.
Perryville 72126

(501) 889-5128
www.perrycountyarkansas.com

County Judge
Toby L. Davis
Phone: (501) 889-5128
Fax: (501) 889-2574
pcjudge1@windstream.net

County Clerk/Circuit Clerk
Persundra Hood
Phone: (501) 889-5126
Fax: (501) 889-5759
phood@arbbs.net

County Sheriff
Scott Montgomery
Phone: (501) 889-2333
Fax: (501) 889-5212
pcso101@windstream.net

County Treasurer
Jan Moore
Phone: (501) 889-2710
Fax: (501) 889-2574
janmoore05@windstream.net

County Collector
Scott Montgomery
Phone: (501) 889-5285
Fax: (501) 889-5807
depcol@arbbs.net

County Assessor
Amanda Hawkins
Phone: (501) 889-2865
Fax: (501) 889-5974
ahawkins.perrycountyassessor@gmail.com

County Coroner
Bill Greene
Phone: (501) 889-3466
Fax: (501) 889-5711
pcc@arbbs.net

Justices of the Peace
Charles "Nub" Camp, Carmon Wise, Ronnie Lee, Alma Gipson, Edward Evans, Charlie Clements, Bob Conley, Marie Hackett, Jimmy Ray Evans

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