Crawford County Courthouse

Van Buren Walking Tour Journey

Crawford County Courthouse

Van Buren, Arkansas 72956, United States

Created By: Van Buren


In 1877, arsonists virtually destroyed the 1842 Italianate-styled courthouse. Before it was rebuilt from the remaining brick walls, it became the center of a feud between the citizens of Van Buren and Alma -- the latter wanting the county seat moved to their town. Van Buren won out, however, and it was rebuilt with the addition of a front porch, side wings, a rear wing and the now well-known clock tower which was financed by donations from local citizens.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Van Buren Walking Tour Journey


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