Creator

Date Original

1909

Description

This is a black and white postcard depicting the 1874 Hempstead County Courthouse in Washington, Arkansas. This postcard was never sent.

Biographical/Historical Note

The city of Washington, Arkansas was established in 1824. Once the hub of social and economic growth in southwestern Arkansas, Washington began to decline in 1873. It was still the county seat at that time, so an effort to re-establish it as the center of political power was put forth by building a new Courthouse. The 1874 Courthouse remained active until 1939 when the county seat was moved to Hope. The 1874 County Courthouse now serves as the Visitor Center for the Historic Old Washington State Park.

Transcription

HEMPSTEAD COUNTY COURT HOUSE -
WASHINGTON, ARK.
BRADFORD
PHOTO
'09

Physical Description

Black and white postcard, 5.5" x 3.5"

Keywords

Postcards; Courthouses

Geographical Area

Washington, Hempstead County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

ASA postcard collection, G5030.6.1

Resource Type

Image

Collection

ASA postcard collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Hempstead County Courthouse, ASA postcard collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

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Hempstead County Courthouse

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