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Sevier County Arkansas

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History

Sevier County was formed on the October 17, 1828.  It was formed from Hempstead and Miller Counties.  The first county seat was Paraclifta, which is no longer in existence.  In 1871, 120 acres of land was donated by the Lockes and Lockesburg became the county seat.  The county seat was changed again in 1905.  This is the present day DeQueen, AR.

Sevier County is known as "The Land of Lakes", "The Land of Fruits and Flowers" and "The Home of Friendly People".   Sevier County has 5 lakes within a 35 mile radius, 5 rivers, mountain streams and forests.  DeQueen Lake is a clear, clean, mountain lake in the foothills of the Ouachita Mountains and offers swimming, water-skiing, diving, camping and fishing.  Lake Millwood is well known as one of the best fishing lakes.  Dierks Lake has fishing, boating, picnicking, camping, swimming, and sightseeing.  The Cossatot River is well known for floating, kayaking, and bass fishing.  The Historical Society's museum covers the county's early history from 1828 to 1940.  The stately courthouse building also houses lots of the county's history.

The economic base of the county is made up of timber, poultry processing plants, livestock production, cattle, poultry, swine and some light manufacturing.

The county was name for Ambrose Hundley Sevier (11/4/1801-12/31/1848).  He was a Democratic member of the United States Senate from Arkansas.    Ambrose Handley Sevier was born near Greeneville, Tennessee in Greene County, Tennessee.  He moved to Missouri in 1820 and to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1821.  In Arkansas he became clerk of the Territorial House of Representatives.  He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1823.  Sevier became a member of the House of Representatives and served from 1823 to 1827 and served as speaker of that body in 1827.

Sevier was elected as a Delegate to the twentieth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Henry Wharton Conway.  Sevier was reelected and served as delegate in three successive congresses from 1828 to 1836 when Arkansas was admitted to the Union.  Sevier is known as "The Father of Arkansas Statehood."

In 1836 Sevier was elected as the first member of the United States Senate from Arkansas.  He was reelected in 1837 and 1843.  He resigned from office in 1848.  During the Twenty-ninth Congress he served as President pro tempore of the Senate for one day.  During his tenure he served as chairman of the Committee of Indian Affairs and was a member of the Committee on Foreign Relations.  In 1848 he was appointed as Minister to Mexico to negotiate the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo at the end of the Mexican War.

Ambrose Hundley Sevier died on his plantation in Pulaski County, Arkansas at age 47.  He was buried in the historic Mount Holly Cemetery.  That State of Arkansas erected a monument in the cemetery in his honor.

Sevier was the Grandnephew of John Sevier, first cousin of Representative Henry Wharton Conway, Governor James Sevier Conway, Governor Elias Nelson Conway, brother-in-law of Senator Robert Ward Johnson and father-in-law of Governor Thomas James Churchill.

Sources:   National Association of Counties, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Census, Wikipedia (the free encyclopedia), and public records of Scott County Arkansas.

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Data and Statistics
Date Formed 10/18/1828 Land Area 564 Square Miles
Named for Ambrose Hundley Sevier County Seat De Queen
Persons per square mile 27.9 Homeownership Rate 74.1%
Persons per household 2.73 2000 Census Population 15,757

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Towns and Cities and Populated Places
City/Town Zip Code/Local Area City/Town Zip Code/Local Area
De Queen (County Seat)
Ben Lomond
Gillham
71832
71823
71841
Horatio
Lockesburg
 
71842
71846
 
Avon
Bellville
Brownstown
  Mineral
Neal Springs
Norwoodville
 
Cerrogordo
Chapel Hill
Cheatham
  Oak Grove
Paraloma
Pennys
 
Cowlingsville
Dierks
Dilworth
71833 Process City
Provo
Pullman
 
Falls Chapel
Fairview
Geneva
  Red Wing
Silver Ridge
Stringtown
 
Kellum
King
Lebanon
  Union
Wade
Walnut Springs
 
Milford
Miller Crossing
Milrose
  West Otis
White Cliffs
Williamson
 

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Historical Towns and Cities
Antioch Gillham Cross Trails De Queen
Antrey Chapel Hill Paraclifta Falls Chapel
Blanchard De Queen NW Red Hill Geneva
Cornhill Ben Lomond Riddle Lockesburg

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Elected Officials and Other County Numbers
Sevier County 115 North 3rd Phone 870-642-2425
  De Queen, AR 71832 Fax 870-642-9638
Position Elected Official Phone Number E-mail / Fax
County Judge Richard "Dick" Tallman 870-642-2425 sevcjudge@alltel.net
870-642-3896
Justice of the Peace Michael Archer    
Justice of the Peace Earl Battiest    
Justice of the Peace Gene Cobb    
Justice of the Peace Ann Cornelison    
Justice of the Peace Kenneth Currence    
Justice of the Peace William "Bill" Jackson    
Justice of the Peace Charles Keels    
Justice of the Peace Roxy Stephens    
Justice of the Peace David A. Wright    
County Coroner Lawrence Ray Chandler 870-642-6461 chandlerfuneralhome@windstream.net
870-624-3293
County Sheriff John Partain 870-642-6100 Sevier Sheriff
870-642-9638
Tax Collector John Partain 870-642-2127 Sevier Tax Collector
870-642-9638
County Treasurer Risa Godwin Krantz 870-642-2358 Sevier Treasurer
870-642-9638
County Assessor Judy Smith 870-584-3182 Sevier Assessor
870-642-9638
County Clerk Sandra Dunn 870-642-2852 Sevier Clerk
870-642-3896
Circuit Clerk Laurie Green 870-584-3055 Sevier Circuit Clerk
870-642-3119
Civil Defense   870-642-6622  
County Library 200 W Stilwell Ave
DeQueen AR 71832
870-584-4364  
School Supervisor   870-584-3363  
Dept of Community Punishment   870-642-4092  
Fire Dept 115 N 3rd St 870-642-2123 870-584-7224
Health Unit 304 N 4th St 870-642-2535  
Home Health Ser 304 N 4th St 870-642-4224  
Housing Authority 307 S 13th St 870-642-2960  
Youth Services & Juvenile Intake Probation Officer   870-584-3592  
Municipal Court Clerk   870-584-7311  
Municipal Court Probation Officer   870-642-7657  
Office of Emergency Service   870-642-6622  
Revenue Office   870-584-3181  
Public Defender   870-642-8370  
Deputy Prosecuter   870-642-8159  
Veterans Service   870-642-6622  
Water Association   870-642-5289  
Airport   870-642-5861  
Fair Grounds   870-642-5112  
Emergency Management   870-642-4292  

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Arkansas State Local Numbers servicing Scott County Arkansas Trade Area
Office Location Phone Number E-mail
Employment Security      
Forestry Commission 1159 Hwy 70-71 E
DeQueen, AR 71832
870-642-6614  
Highway Department   870-584-3500  
DeQueen Armory 706 N Lakeside
DeQueen, AR 71832
870-584-3151  
Adult Abuse Hotline   800-482-8049  
Child Abuse Hotline   800-482-5964  
Rape Crisis   800-813-5433  
DHS Office County Operations
Town N Shopping Ctr
DeQueen, AR 71832
1-870-642-2623  
DHS Office Economic & Medical
Town N Shopping Ctr
DeQueen, AR 71832
1-870-642-2623  
DHS Office Child Support
Town N Shopping Ctr
DeQueen, AR 71832
1-870-642-2623  
Extension Service   870-584-3013  
Revenue Office DeQueen Courthouse 870-584-3181  

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US Government Numbers servicing local area of Scott County Arkansas
Office Location Phone Number E-mail
Corps of Engineers DeQueen Lake 870-584-4162  
Social Security Admin   800-772-1213  
Forest Service      
Farms Service Agency 309 W Collin Raye Dr
Suite 2
DeQueen, AR 71832
870-584-3111  
Natural Resource
Conservation Service
309 W Collin Raye Dr
Suite 2
DeQueen, AR 71832
870-584-3111  
Dierks Lake Dierks 870-286-2346  
Jefferson Ridge Dierks 870-286-3214  
Gillham Lake Gillham 870-386-2141  
Cossatot Reefs Gillham 870-386-7261  
Tri-Lakes DeQueen 870-584-4161  
USDA Service Center      
Soil Survey Office      
IRS Info and Forms   1-800-829-1040  
IRS Problems Resolution   1-800-829-1040  
Veterans Administration   1-800-827-1000  
FBI   501-221-9100  

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Post Offices servicing local area of Sevier County Arkansas
Office Location Phone Number E-mail
De Queen (County Seat) 71832 870-584-3234  
Ben Lomond 71823    
Gillham 71841 870-386-2820  
Horatio 71842 870-832-4171  
Lockesburg 71846 870-289-5411  

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Schools
Name Local Area Name Local Area
DeQueen Elementary DeQueen Graves Ben Lomond
DeQueen Middle DeQueen Lockesburg Elementary Lockesburg
DeQueen High DeQueen Lockesburg High Lockesburg
Beacon Hill Horatio    

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Historical Schools
Atimony Gillham Dam Mount Pleasant DeQueen
Antioch Gillham Nettle Hill Geneva
Avon DeQueen Newhope Gillham Dam
Baker DeQueen Old Grove Lockesburg
Cane Creek Chapel Hill Piney Grove DeQueen
Center Grove De Queen Pleasant Hill Dierks
Cooper Gillham Dam Pullman DeQueen
Crooked Ridge Chapel Hill Redding DeQueen NW
Cross Trail DeQueen Roundtop Gillham Dam
Fairview Gillham Sardis Geneva
Gillham High School Gillham Shady Grove DeQueen NW
Graves Gillham Dam Shockenbach Ben Lomond
Holly Grove Geneva Spring Hill Gillham
Kellum Chapel Hill Union DeQueen
King Geneva Valley Gillham
Maddux Geneva Wallace Hill Geneva
Melrose Lockesburg Walnut Springs Horatio
Mill Creek DeQueen NW Woolsey Dierks
Morphew Chapel Hill    

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Churches
Church Location Church Location
Catholic Church DeQueen Arkansas Grace Baptist Church DeQueen Arkansas
Chapel Hill Baptist DeQueen Arkansas Inglesia Baustista Emanuel Baptist DeQueen Arkansas
Church of Christ DeQueen Arkansas Ken Heights Baptist DeQueen Arkansas
Church of Christ Horatio Arkansas Kingdom Hall DeQueen Arkansas
Church of The Nazarene DeQueen Arkansas Lewis Temple Church of God in Christ DeQueen Arkansas
First Assembly of God DeQueen Arkansas Lutheran Church DeQueen Arkansas
First Assembly of God Horatio Arkansas Memorial Baptist DeQueen Arkansas
First Baptist Church Gillham Arkansas Mt Phebia Missionary Baptist Church Horatio Arkansas
First Baptist Church Lockesburg Arkansas Mt Zion Methodist Horatio Arkansas
First Methodist Horatio Arkansas New Zion Baptist Lockesburg Arkansas
First Presbyterian DeQueen Arkansas New Zion Baptist DeQueen Arkansas
First United Methodist DeQueen Arkansas Old Union Missionary Baptist Lockesburg Arkansas
First United Methodist Lockesburg Arkansas Rock Hill Baptist Lockesburg Arkansas
Friendship Baptist DeQueen Arkansas

Rose Hill Baptist

DeQueen Arkansas
Geneva Missionary Baptist Church DeQueen Arkansas    

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Churches listed as Active Churches on USGS Map but not listed in the telephone directory.
Many of the small country churches do not have telephones.
Name of Church USGS Map Name of Church USGS Map
Almond Gillham Midway DeQueen NW
Boggy Springs Horatio Mount Carmel Lockesburg
Bradley Chapel Horatio Mount Ida Lockesburg
Brownstown Community Ben Lomond Mount Pleasant DeQueen
Carrun Church Horatio New Hope Gillham Dam
Chapel Hill Chapel Hil Old Bellville Lockesburg
Dilworth Horatio Old Central Horatio
Falls Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Falls Chapel Old Union Lockesburg
Geneva Geneva Piney Grove Methodist Geneva
Gravelly Hill Ben Lomond Pleasant Hill Dierks
Gravity Point Silver Ridge Smyrna DeQueen
Greens Chapel Dierks Union DeQueen
Holly Springs Silver Ridge West Otis Cerrogordo
Holly Springs Gillham Williamson Horatio
Kingree Chapel Silver Ridge Wright Chapel Cerrogordo
Lone Oak Lockesburg Wrights Chapel  Ben Lomond
Lyons Silver Ridge    

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Historical Churches
Christian Home De Queen Norwoodville Methodist Horatio
Cossatot Church Gillham Dam Pullman Methodist DeQueen
Fairview De Queen Woffords Chapel Geneva

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Townships
Name Local Area Latitude Longitude
Bear Creek De Queen 34.05 -94.29
Ben Lomond Ben Lomond 33.86 -94.12
Buckhorn Cerrogordo 33.97 -94.46
Clear Creek Horatio 33.94 -94.31
Jefferson Gillham Dam 34.15 -94.17
Mill Creek De Queen NW 34.14 -94.43
Mineral Gillham 34.15 -94.32
Monroe Chapel Hill 34.04 -94.42
Paraclifta Falls Chapel 33.85 -94.18
Red Colony Lockesburg 33.96 -94.15
Saline Geneva 34.05 -94.13
Sevier Horatio 33.98 -94.25
Washington Ben Lomond 33.83 -94.04
Sevier County Township Map.pdf

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