Van Buren County
Van Buren County was formed November 1833 from parts of Conway, Independence and Izard counties. The county was named for Martin Van Buren, who was vice president of the United States at that time. Van Buren County was the 29th county of the state of Arkansas. The landscape is rugged and mountainous in the north and rugged to rolling terrain in the south. Clinton is the county seat. The courthouse, with dimensions of only 100 feet x 43 feet, is Arkansas’s smallest courthouse in number of square feet of covered ground. The building was originally constructed under the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works program but was remodeled in 1973. The county's economic base is small industry, cattle farming and tourism. The beauty of the Ozark Mountain, with its waterfalls, natural bridges, and underground caverns, is unique. The nationally known “Natural Bridge of Arkansas” is 100 feet long, 50 feet high and four feet thick. The bridge was actually used as a roadway once. The Gulf Mountain Wildlife Management Area lures hunters, stream fishermen, nature lovers and campers. The Brock, the Driver Creek, and the Little Red River areas offer hunting and camping. Greers Ferry Lake's 40,000 acres of water offers boating, skiing, swimming, fishing and hunting. The popular Sugar Loaf Mountain is an uninhabited island refuge for plant and animal life. An award-winning hiking trail winds its way from the water’s edge to the mountain summit. Van Buren's population is 15,796 (2020 Census).
273 Main St.
Phone: (501) 745-2400
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 64, Clinton, 72031
Justices of the Peace
David Holcomb, Nickie Brown, Sarah N. Brown, Mary Philips, Mike Bradford, John Bradford, Becky Page, Virgil Lemings, Ester Bass