Sharp County

Sharp County was formed in 1868 from a part of Lawrence County. It was named for Ephraim Sharp, who was a member of the state legislature representing Lawrence, Randolph and Greene counties when the new county was formed. The landscape of the county is rolling hills in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. Crystal River Cave opened for tours in the 1930’s, and many people from eastern Arkansas built cabins along the Spring River, where the beauty of the foothills is all around. The Harold E. Alexander Wildlife Management Area has public land fronting the Spring River available for recreation and overnight use. Hunting is allowed in designated places. The economic base of the county is agriculture — cattle, broilers, hay, and watermelons — and some light manufacturing, with tourism being No. 1. Part of the working people in the county commute to nearby Batesville. Cherokee Village, a long-established resort-retirement community, is very active. So is Hardy Old Town, which is downtown and dates back to the early 1880s and features numerous quaint antique and gift shops. Hardy and Evening Shade served as the two sites of courthouses until 1964, when a newer courthouse was built in Ash Flat. The population of Sharp County is 17,271 (2020 Census).

718 Ash Flat Drive
Ash Flat 72513

(870) 994-7338

County Judge
Mark Counts
Phone: (870) 994-7338
Fax: (870) 994-7366
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 97, Ash Flat, 72513

County Clerk/Circuit Clerk
Alisa Black
Phone: (870) 994-7361
Fax: (870) 994-7712
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 307, Ash Flat, 72513

County Sheriff
Shane Russell
Phone: (870) 994-7356
Fax: 807-994-7318
Address: 84 Arnhart St., Ash Flat, 72513

County Treasurer
Wanda Girtman
Phone: (870) 994-7347
Fax: (870) 994-7366
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 67, Ash Flat, 72513

County Collector
Michelle Daggett
Phone: (870) 994-7334
Fax: (870) 994-2769
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 480, Ash Flat, 72513

County Assessor
Kathy Nix
Phone: (870) 994-7327
Fax: (870) 994-7708
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 101, Ash Flat, 72513

County Coroner
Renee Clay-Circle
Phone: (870) 847-0800
Fax: (870) 856-3477
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 728, Hardy, 72542

Justices of the Peace
Kevin Dienst, Briana Dilorio, Joey Barnes, Chuck Murphy, Tommy Estes, Jackie Pickett, Buell Wilkes, Jeral Hastings, Larry Brown

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