Fulton County

Fulton County was formed December 21, 1842, from territory taken from Izard County and is named for William S. Fulton, the last governor of Arkansas Territory. The county seat is Salem. Landscape of Fulton County is rugged and mountainous. The well-known Mammoth Spring, one of the largest single-outlet springs in North America, is in the county. Many recreational activities can be found around this area. Lake Norfork and Horseshoe Bend provide water sports. Nearly half of the land area of the county is in pastureland. Beef cattle, poultry farming, and feed production are leading agricultural activities. The Fulton County courthouse, built in 1890, was restored in 1973 and has become a landmark. The Saturday night hoedown in Fulton County has been kept alive and is a favorite of residents and tourists alike. In May of each year, Fulton County stages an Old Timer Sailor and Marine reunion, which unites people from all over the country. Several other music festivals also are held in May. The population of Fulton County is 12,075 (2020 Census).

123 S. Main
Salem 72576
(870) 895-3341

County Judge
Kenneth Crow
Phone: (870) 895-3341
Fax: (870) 895-3362
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 278, Salem, 72576

County Clerk/Circuit Clerk
Vickie Bishop
Phone: (870) 895-3310
Fax: (870) 895-3383
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 219, Salem, 72576

County Sheriff
Jake Smith
Phone: (870) 895-2601
Fax: (870) 895-4114
Address: 451 N. Main St., Salem, 72576

County Treasurer
Barry Abney
Phone: (870) 895-3522
Fax: (870) 895-3362
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 759, Salem, 72576

County Collector
Michalle Watkins
Phone: (870) 895-2457
Fax: (870) 895-5067
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 126, Salem, 72576

County Assessor
Cari Long
Phone: (870) 895-3592
Fax: (870) 895-3362
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 586, Salem, 72576

County Coroner
Steve Barker
Phone: (870) 895-3990
Fax: (870) 895-3992
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 783, Salem, 72576

Justices of the Peace
Cris Newberry, Dennis W. Kinder, Albert "Al" Roork, Gary Phillips, Robert Elliott, Majorie A. Rogers, Ray Matthew, Jimmy Marler, Carrie Andrews

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