Scott County

Scott County was formed November 5, 1833 from parts of Crawford and Pope counties. The county was named for Andrew Scott, judge of the Superior Court of Arkansas Territory and a delegate to the state Constitutional Convention of 1836. The county seat is Waldron. The landscape of Scott County is rugged terrain to rolling terrain in the extreme northwest. The economic base of the county is timber, with 82 percent of the land area in timber, of which 62 percent is owned by the U.S. Forest Service and 20 percent is privately owned. Livestock and poultry production, along with food processing, also help make up the economic base. Three lakes — Lake Hinkle, Lake Waldron, and Square Rock Lake — offer fishing, swimming, camping and a variety of water recreation. Blythe’s Museum houses a collection of Native American artifacts and items from the city. Scenic Highway 71B winds down into Waldron, where the county park is located and offers swimming, tennis, softball, and Little League contests. Scott County is well known for its wholesome family entertainment of mountain music. The stately old courthouse, with mistletoe growing in the trees around the courthouse, houses early history of the county. The newer courthouse, built in 1996, is the seventh building to house the seat of county government in Scott County. Three of the seven courthouses were destroyed by fire.

Courthouse Square
100 W. First St.
Waldron 72958
(479) 637-2155

County Judge
James Forbes
Phone: (479) 637-2155
Fax: (479) 637-4199
Address: 190 W. First St., Suite 1, Waldron, 72958

County Clerk/Circuit Clerk
Barbara Whiteley
Phone: (479) 637-2642
Fax: (479) 637-0124
Address: 190 W. First St., Box 10, Waldron, 72958

County Sheriff
Randy Shores
Phone: (479) 637-4156
Fax: (479) 637-2610
Address: 100 W. First St., Waldron, 72958

County Treasurer
Teresa Scantling
Phone: (479) 637-2780
Fax: (479) 637-2898
Address: 190 W. First St., Suite 16, Waldron, 72958

County Collector
Randy Shores
Phone: (479) 637-1017
Fax: (479) 637-5219
Address: 190 W. First St., Box 14, Waldron, 72958

County Assessor
Terri Churchill
Phone: (479) 637-2666
Fax: (479) 637-8816
Address: 190 W. First St., Waldron, 72958

County Coroner
Dana Anderson
Phone: (479) 207-2040
Mailing Address: 313 West 2nd, Waldron, 72958

Justices of the Peace
Bobby Hattabaugh, Melvin “Dee” Parker, Scott Thompson, Linda L. Vaughn, Tom Wagner, Tommy Roberson, John E. Luttrell, Donald J. Hill, Larry Brigance

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