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Scott County Arkansas

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Scott County was formed on the 5th day of November, 1833.  The county seat is Waldron, Arkansas.   The County was named for Andrew Scott who was Judge of the Superior Court of Arkansas Territory and a delegate to the state Constitutional Convention of 1836. 

Andrew Horatio Scott was one of the first Supreme Court judges of Arkansas Territory by virtue of appointment by President James Monroe. He was the first governmental official to report for duty at the village of Arkansas Post (Arkansas County)  on July 4, 1819, and assisted in putting into operation the laws of the territory. He served as Circuit Court Judge for the first District and was the first County Judge of Pope County.

The economic base of the county is timber with 82% of the land area in timber of which 62% is U. S. Forest Service owned and 20% is privately owned.

Livestock and poultry production along with food processing 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 Indian artifacts and items from the city.  Scenic Highway 718 winds down into Waldron, where the county park is located which offers swimming, tennis, softball, and Little League contests.  Scott County is known for its wholesome family entertainment with lots of mountain music.

The old courthouse houses early history of the county, and is now undergoing restoration.  The new courthouse built in 1996.

Scott County was formed from an area that was once Pulaski County and later Crawford and Pope Counties.  In 1840 Scott County lost a 12 mile wide strip on its eastern boundary when Yell County was formed.  The formation of Sebastian County in 1851 resulted in the loss of a 12 mile wide strip across the western edge of Scott County as well as altering some of the northern boundary of Scott County.

In 1871 Scott County lost land on its northern border to what was originally called Saber County but became Logan County in 1875.  A boundary line change between Scott and Logan Counties in 1881 and again in 1903 resulted in another small loss to Logan County.  There was also a slight boundary change in 1901 between Scott and Polk Counties. 

The last boundary change in 1925 was between Scott and Logan Counties, Arkansas.  Scott County is located on the west central border of Arkansas in the Ouachita Mountain region of the state. The topography of the area is mountainous and interspersed with expansive valleys along the Fourche LaFave, Petit Jean, and Poteau rivers and associated tributaries. The towns of Waldron and Mansfield are the two primary towns within Scott County.

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Data and Statistics
Date Formed 11/5/1833 Land Area 894 Square Miles
Named for Judge Andrew Scott County Seat Waldron Arkansas
Persons per square mile 12.3 Homeownership Rate 74.3%
Persons per household 2.52 2000 Census Population 10,996

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Towns and Cities and Populated Places
City/Town Zip Code/Local Area City/Town Zip Code/Local Area
Waldron (County Seat) 72958 Evenings Shade 72532
Abbott 72944 Harvey 72841
Bates 72924 Mansfield 72944
Boles 72926 Parks 72950
Anderson Waldron Keener Boles
Bates Bates Lewis Ione
Beauchamp Horseshoe Mountain Little Texas Little Texas
Black Fork Loving Lone Elm Waldron
Blansett Peanut Mountain Morgan Springs Cauthron
Blue Ball Gravelly Needmore Boles
Boothe Ione Nella Peanut Mountain
Brawley Horseshoe Mountain Nola Gravelly
Bryan Hon Olio Freedom Mountain
Buck Knob Buck Knob Oliver Cauthron
Cardiff Bee Mountain Pleasant Hill Waldron
Cauthron Cauthron Pleasant Valley Waldron
Cedar Creek Harvey Puryear Loving
Coaldale Bates Ritz Peanut Mountain
Denton Peanut Mountain Shiloh Peanut Mountain
Elm Park Ione The Pines Boles
Evening Shade Hon Tintop Horseshoe Mountain
Forester Harvey Union Hill Freedom Mountain
Gipson Bates Weeks Bates
Green Ridge Waldron Winfield Hon
Hon Hon Y-City Y-City
Historical Towns and Cities
City/Town Zip Code/Local Area City/Town Zip Code/Local Area
Buff Ridge Abbott Girard Golden Ctiy
Buffalo Boles Kings Creek Abbott
Chant Y-City Nebraska Harvey
Colburn Spring Waldron Sensation Horseshoe Mountain
Gate Acorn    

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Elected Officials & County Offices
Scott County 100 W 1st St
Suite 1
Phone 501-637-2155
  Waldron, AR
Fax 479-637-4199
Position Elected Official Phone Number E-mail / Fax
County Judge James Forbes 479-637-2155 479-637-4199
Justice of the Peace Larry Brigance    
Justice of the Peace Caleb Free    
Justice of the Peace Lloyd Hattabaugh    
Justice of the Peace Clyde Hawkins    
Justice of the Peace William Luttrell    
Justice of the Peace Melvin "Dee" Parker    
Justice of the Peace Tommy Vanover    
Justice of the Peace Linda Vaughn    
Justice of the Peace Tom Wagner    
County Coroner Jimmy Hudgens 479-637-2167 479-637-4199
County Sheriff/Collector Cody Carpenter 479-637-4156 479-637-5219
County Treasurer Lenny McDaniel 479-637-2780 479-637-4199
County Assessor Sheri Thompson 479-637-2666 479-637-0124
County Clerk Sandy Staggs 479-637-2642 479-637-0124
Circuit Clerk Sandy Staggs 479-637-2642 479-637-0124
Co-op Extension   479-637-2173  
County Highway Dept   479-637-2510  
County Health Dept   479-637-2165  
Juvenile Intake Office   479-637-4715  
County Library   479-637-3516  
Office of Emergency Service   479-637-3001  
Pouteau River Valley Conservation District   479-637-3633  
Public Housing   479-637-2341  
Solid Waste Mgmt   479-637-2196  
Veteran's Service Officer   479-637-3427  
Waldron Municipal Court   479-637-4694  
Rural Fire Dept   479-637-2600  

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Arkansas State Local Numbers servicing Scott County Arkansas Trade Area
Office Location Phone Number E-mail
Employment Security      
Forestry Commission   479-637-3021  
Highway Department   479-637-2278  
Hwy Resident Engineer   479-637-2366  
Adult Abuse Hotline   800-482-8049  
Child Abuse Hotline   800-482-5964  
Rape Crisis   800-813-5433  
DHS Office   479-637-4141  
DHS Administrator   479-637-4143  
DHS Children & Family   479-637-4142  
DHS Economic & Med   479-637-4141  
Food Coupon Office      
Revenue Office   479-637-3661  
Revenue Office      

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US Government Numbers servicing local area of Scott County Arkansas
Office Location Phone Number E-mail
Social Security Admin   800-772-1213  
Forest Service Ranger Station 479-637-4174  
Forest Service Work Center 479-637-3657  
Forest Service Work Unit Office 479-637-3633  
Agriculture Service Center   479-637-2552  
IRS Info and Forms   800-829-1040  
IRS Problems Resolution   800-829-1040  
Veterans Administration   800-827-1000  
FBI   501-221-9100  

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Post Offices servicing local area of Scott County Arkansas
Office Location Phone Number E-mail
Boles Post Office Boles 479-577-2421  
Mansfield Post Office Mansfield 479-928-4481  
Parks Post Office Parks 479-577-2271  
Waldron Post Office Waldron 479-637-3287  

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Name Local Area/USGS Map Latitude Longitude
Arkansas Western Landing Strip Hon 345940N 0940745W
Ratliff and sons Ranch Airport Boles 344600N 0940330W
Strickland Landing Strip Boles 344813N 0940327W

Waldron Municipal Airport

Waldron 345230N 0940635W

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Name Local Area Latitude Longitude
Mercy Hospital of Scott County Waldron 345342N 0940625W

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Name Local Area/USGS Map Latitude Longitude
Black Fork Loving 34.8 -94.39
Blansett Peanut Mountain 34.76 -94.39
Brawley Horseshoe Mountain 34.85 -94.34
Cauthron Cauthron 34.92 -94.30
Cedar Harvey 34.78 -93.86
Coal Bates 34.92 -94.38
Denton Hon 34.88 -94.20
Hickman Waldron 34.89 -94.08
Hon Hon 34.94 -94.18
Hunt Freedom Mountain 34.96 -93.76
James Freedom Mountain 34.90 -93.85
Jones Little Texas 34.87 -93.73
La Fave Harvey 34.85 -93.79
Lafayette Bates 34.88 -94.38
Lamb Waldron 34.88 -94.02
Lewis Abbott 35.04 -94.17
Little Texas Little Texas 34.78 -93.74
Mill Creek Buck Knob 34.71 -93.99
Mount Pleasant Bee Mountain 34.92 -93.97
Mountain Boles 34.79 -94.05
Oliver Hon 34.91 -94.25
Parks Parks 34.80 -93.96
Tate Bee Mountain 35.00 -93.92
Tomlinson Ione 35.00 -94.08
Scott County Boles 34.87 -94.03
Historical Townships


Acorn 344315H 0940735W

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Picnic Areas, Ranger Stations, Golf Courses, Museums
Name USGS Map Latitude Longitude
Dutch Creek Mountain Scenic Area Gravelly 345624N 0934304W
Eagle Gap Ranger Station Rich Mountain 344310N 0941830W
Knoppers Ford Recreation Area Sugar Grove 350110N 0935148W
Little Pines Recreation Site Horseshoe Mountain 345209N 0941605W
Pine Grove Valley Abbott 350216N 0941207W
Poteau Ouachita National Forest Work Center Waldron 345340N 0940408W
Poteau Ranger Station Waldron 345311N 0940626W
Poteau Work Center Waldron 345339N 0940409W
Blythes Museum Waldron 345448N 0940538W
Ragsdale Arena Waldrom 345418N 0940525W

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Name USGS Map Latitude Longitude
Knoppers Ford Recreation Area Sugar Grove 350111N 0935145W
Mill Creek Recreation Area Buck Knob 344353N 0935945W
Sodie Davidson Park Waldron 345249N 0940448W
Truman Baker Park Waldron 345253N 0940613W
Scott County Township Map.pdf

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