Included are personal letters, Lawrence County court documents, local business records, newspapers, maps, photographs, school records, family papers and more spanning the time period of 1836-1999.
Powhatan Historic State Park opened in 1974 after a renovation of the historic courthouse. Powhatan served as the county seat for Lawrence County from 1869 to 1963 when the seat was consolidated and relocated to Walnut Ridge. The courthouse officially closed its doors in 1966. The Lawrence County Historical Society began taking care of the records left behind in the courthouse vault. After the park opened in 1974, the historical society shared the space in the courthouse with park staff and served as an informal archives. During the ensuing 30 years, papers and items of varying regional significance were donated to the historical society and park. This collection contains a portion of the matter donated to the park/historical society. Most items were either owned by someone who lived in the immediate area, or are directly relevant to the region.
Document; 8.5" x 11"
Powhatan, Lawrence County (Ark.)
Powhatan Historic State Park collection, MSNE.0035
Arkansas State Archives
Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives
Powhatan Historic State Park collection, Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives, Powhatan, Arkansas.
United States History