Creator

Date Original

1913

Description

The photocopy in this collection consists of a one-page affidavit, dated July 23, 1913.

Biographical/Historical Note

This collection contains a photocopy of an affidavit of William L. Taylor, swearing that the Crawford County Courthouse and all its records burned on March 24, 1877. According to the affidavit, Taylor was a resident of Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas, since 1868. He was sheriff of Crawford County from October 1878 to 1880 and 1882 to 1886. He was in Van Buren the night that the court house was destroyed. The Crawford County Court House was constructed in 1842 and is thought to the be oldest active county courthouse west of the Mississippi River.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Crawford County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.087.031

Resource Type

Text

Collection

William L. Taylor affidavit [photocopy], SMC.087.031

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

William L. Taylor affidavit [photocopy], 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.

Disciplines

United States History

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