Counties

Columbia County

Columbia County was formed in December 1852, from parts of Lafayette, Hempstead, Union, and Ouachita counties. Columbia was named from the time of the American Revolution and refers to the new American nation, derived from Christopher Columbus. The county seat is Magnolia. The stately courthouse surrounded by magnolia trees is a landmark. Each year Columbia County holds a Magnolia Festival that brings people from far and near to enjoy the activities. Columbia County features rolling hills with good land for farming and forests for timbering and cotton as a cash crop. Cattle and poultry are raised throughout the county along with pine tree harvesting. Industry provides most jobs in the county. Southern Arkansas University is located in the county and Logoly State Park is situated on 345 acres of forested coastal plain with 11 natural springs, a visitor center and amphitheater. Lake Columbia, the newest reservoir, is separated into zones, some for fishing, some for pleasure boating, and some with multiple facilities available for recreation. You may also access tax records at www.countyofcolumbia.org.

#1 Court Square
Magnolia 71753

(870) 234-2542
www.countyofcolumbia.org

County Judge
Larry Atkinson
Phone: (870) 234-2542
Fax: (870) 235-3723
Address: 1 Court Square, Magnolia, 71753
judge@countyofcolumbia.net

Interim County Clerk
Diane Ferguson
Phone: (870) 235-3774
Fax: (870) 235-3773
Address: 1 Court Square, Magnolia, 71753
countyclerk@countyofcolumbia.net

County Circuit Clerk
Phyllis Disotell
Phone: (870) 235-3700
Fax: (870) 235-3786
Address: 1 Court Square, Magnolia, 71753
circuitclerk@countyofcolumbia.net

County Sheriff
Mike Loe
Phone: (870) 235-3747
Fax: (870) 235-3715
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 576, Magnolia, 71753

County Treasurer
Selena Blair
Phone: (870) 235-3704
Fax: (870) 235-3719
Address: 101 S. Boundary, Ste. 103, Magnolia, 71753
treasurer@countyofcolumbia.net

County Collector
Cindy Walker
Phone: (870) 234-4171
Fax: (870) 235-3737
Address: 101 S. Boundary, Ste. 104, Magnolia, 71754
taxcollector@countyofcolumbia.net

County Assessor
Sandra Cawyer
Phone: (870) 234-4380
Fax: (870) 235-3778
Address: 101 S. Boundary, Ste. 105, Magnolia, 71753
s.cawyer@countyofcolumbia.net

County Coroner
Randy Reed
Phone: (870) 904-8477
Fax: (870) 901-3540
randymgn@icloud.com

Justices of the Peace
Virginia Pate, Marjie Blair, Robert Nash, Penny Cook, Bill Wayne Taylor, Steve Lee, Oliver Thomas, Terry Williams, James A. Drake, Lyn Story, Carolyn E. Terry

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