Counties

Yell County

Yell County was created December 5, 1840, from parts of Pope and Scott counties. It was named for Archibald Yell, second governor of the state of Arkansas. The landscape of the county is rolling farmlands, forested ridges, and isolated mountains and lakes with rugged terrain in the south. The economic base of Yell County is well balanced. Leading industries are connected with production of poultry, hogs, and beef cattle with some small manufacturing. Tourism and recreation activities are popular in an area full of lakes. The Arkansas River, Lake Dardanelle, Nimrod Lake, Blue Mountain Lake and Kingfisher Lake are popular with professional anglers, as well as local fishermen. Mount Nebo State Park rises 1,800 feet above the mountain valleys and has cabins, campsites, picnic sites, tennis courts, swimming pool, and hiking trails. Mount Magazine State Park offers camping and picnicking. Petit Jean Mountain and Wildlife Management Area offer hunting and beautiful scenery. The county has dual seats — Danville and Dardanelle. The courthouse at Dardanelle is on one of the earliest military roads in Arkansas — one named in honor of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy by act of the General Assembly of 1925. On the east lawn, the statue of a Confederate soldier with a boyish face stands as a memorial to Yell County Confederate veterans.

101 E. 5th St.
Danville 72833

106 Union St.
Dardanelle 72834

(479) 495-4875

County Judge
Mark Thone
Danville Ph: (479) 495-4860
Dardanelle Ph: (479) 229-4858
Fax: (479) 495-4875
cojudge@arkwest.com

County Clerk/Circuit Clerk
Sharon Barnett
Danville Ph: (479) 495-4850
Dardanelle Ph: (479) 229-4404
Fax: (479) 495-4875
yellclerk@arkansasclerks.com

County Sheriff
Bill Gilkey
Danville Ph: (479) 495-4880
Dardanelle Ph: (479) 229-4175
Fax: (479) 495-4891
yellso@arkwest.com

County Treasurer
Debra Craig
Danville Ph: (479) 495-4896
Fax: (479) 495-4898
yellcotreas@arkwest.com

County Collector
Bill Gilkey
Danville Ph: (479) 495-4869
Dardanelle Ph: (479) 229-4175
Fax: (479) 495-4891
collector@arkwest.com

County Assessor
Sandy Bottoms
Danville Ph: (479) 495-4857
Dardanelle Ph: (479) 229-2693
Fax: (479) 495-4859
yelltax@arkwest.com

County Coroner
Donna Wells
Phone: (479) 453-0829
Fax: (479) 495-4892
donnawells.ycso@gmail.com

Justices of the Peace
Ronny Crawford, Greg Dixon, Rick Padgett, Darrell Carter, Robert Caldwell, Michael Taylor, Haskel Hicks, J.L. Martin, Leroy Randall, Russell Hull, Gary Don Spencer

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