Powhatan Courthouse State Park


Powhatan Courthouse State Park
Arkansas Highway 25
Powhatan, AR 72458
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In the 1800s, this busy river port on the Black River was the chief shipping point for a large territory. In 1888, high on a hill overlooking the busy riverfront, a Victorian courthouse was built from bricks made on site. Restored in 1970 to the architect’s original plans, this courthouse is the park’s main feature and serves as a regional archive that contains some of the oldest records in Arkansas. Exhibits interpret the commerce, politics and lifestyles that shaped north Arkansas.