Union County

The Union County Courthouse was built from 1927-28 in the Greek Revival style by Mann & Stern architects of Little Rock. It was listed ont he National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The original courthouse, built in 1844 at a cost of $200, stood where Larry’s Rexall Drug Store is today. The county seat of El Dorado quickly outgrew even its second courthouse (built on this site in 1848) in the 1920’s due to the oil boom’s voluminous deed and title transactions. Faceted in smooth-dressed limestone, the third and current courthouse boasts 40 freestanding ionic exterior columns spanning four stories, and a richly detailed marble two-story atrium with art deco accents. The exterior medallions of the scales of justice and lanterns of light signify the search for truth. The building’s largest courtroom features a walnut wainscot, tromphe l’eil painting and scoring on textured plaster walls to resemble stone, and an ornately detailed plaster cast ceiling of gilded rosettes. Back when the square was flanked by log cabin structures, there was a large duck pond on this site. Emigrants camped on its banks. Many pioneers recorded deer and bears coming to drink, and hunters frequently would bag their dinner by shooting wild ducks that lit there in the mid-1800’s.

101 N. Washington St.
El Dorado 71730

(870) 864-1900

County Judge
Mike Loftin
Phone: (870) 864-1900
Fax: (870) 864-1902

County Clerk
Shannon Phillips
Phone: (870) 864-1910
Fax: (870) 864-1927

County Circuit Clerk
Cheryl Cochran-Wilson
Phone: (870) 864-1940
Fax: (870) 864-1994

County Sheriff
Ricky Roberts
Phone: (870) 864-1970
Fax: (870) 862-6334

County Treasurer
Debbie Ray
Phone: (870) 864-1928
Fax: (870) 881-4000

County Collector
Paula Beard
(870) 864-1930
Fax: (870) 864-1934

County Assessor
Vicki Deaton
Phone: (870) 864-1920
Fax: (870) 864-1926

County Coroner
Curtis Butterfield
Phone: (870) 864-1903
Fax: (870) 864-1999

Justices of the Peace
Mike Dumas, Justin Hendrix, Greg Harrison, Dean Storey, Carolyn Jones, Cecil Polk, Johnny Burson, William Crowder, Benny Vestal, Tim Foster, Ross Burton

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