Counties

Phillips County

Phillips County was formed on May 1, 1820, by the Territorial Legislature, and was named for Sylvanus Phillips, the area’s first-known white settler and representative to the first Territorial Legislature. The county seat is Helena. The landscape of Phillips County is rich, flat, delta farmland. The Mississippi River forms the eastern boundary. Agriculture and agricultural chemicals, along with sporting and recreation on lakes and waterways, have formed the basis of Phillips County’s economy. St. Francis National Forest, the smallest of the national forests, is a semi-tropical haven for countless species of wildlife and vegetation. White River National Wildlife Refuge contains ox-bow lakes deposited by the White River and has some of the finest bass-fishing waters to be found. The refuge is home to some 227 species of non-game birds, 48 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 30 species of mammals. Phillips is an old county with rich heritage. Nearly two dozen sites in the county are on the National Register of Historical Places. Phillips County Courthouse is a stately old building. At the northwest corner of the two-story building is a bronze statue of a World War I doughboy with a fixed bayonet standing in the middle of the intersection of the adjoining redbrick paved streets. The courthouse stands just inside the levee of the Mississippi River, and a U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey benchmark located at the northwest corner of the building shows that the elevation of the small courtyard in the fertile delta is 189.55 feet above sea level.

620 Cherry St.
Helena 72342

(870) 338-5500

County Judge
Clark Hall
Phone: (870) 338-5500
Fax: (870) 338-5504
clarkhall@suddenlink.net

County Clerk
Linda White
Phone: (870) 338-5505
Fax: (870) 338-5509
phillipsclerk@arkansasclerks.com

County Circuit Clerk
Lynn Stillwell
Phone: (870) 338-5515
Fax: (870) 338-5513
phillipscircuitclerk@yahoo.com

County Sheriff
Neal Byrd
Phone: (870) 338-5555
Fax: (870) 338-5557
neal@phillipscountysheriffar.org

County Treasurer
Farie Bailey
Phone: (870) 338-5510
Fax: (870) 338-5511
farie9402@yahoo.com

County Collector
Neal Byrd
Phone: (870) 338-5580
Fax: (870) 338-5557

County Assessor
Gloria Jones
Phone: (870) 338-5535
Fax: (870) 338-5586
gjones109@hotmail.com

County Coroner
Earnest Larry
Phone: (870) 572-5830
Fax: (870) 572-5030
pccoroner05@yahoo.com

Justices of the Peace
Daniel Strickland, Oskar Hoskins, Barbara King, Isaac Tribune, Bettye Faye Brimley, Patrick Roberson IV, C.R. Walker, Tommy Young, Lermey Moneymaker, Clausey Myton, Lenora Marshall

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