Powhatan Historic State Park, Powhatan

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State Park · Historic Site
Powhatan Historic State Park (formerly Powhatan Courthouse State Park) is a 9.1-acre (3.7 ha) Arkansas state park in Lawrence County, Arkansas in the United States. The park contains the 1888 Powhatan courthouse which served as the home of county government from 1869-1968. Today the structure displays items of cultural and historical significance and hosts the park's Visitor Center. The park includes four additional historical buildings and the Arkansas History Commission's Northeast Arkansas Regional Archives. A tour of the historic structures is available. Powhatan served as an important stop for traffic on the Black River until the installation of the Kansas City-Memphis Railwayline two miles north in 1883 significantly decreased the need for river transportation.
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  • Preserved small village on the river that was an important port way back when. Open six days a week and you can take tour. Nice if you like history.  more »
  • Made a quick stop with our pups while camping at Lake Charles State Park. Nice grounds with wonderful signage to explain the history to visitors. Be sure to go inside the courthouse/visitors center...  more »
  • We have been here several times and never could catch it open. Today we made it. It is a very historic building. They have several interesting exhibits. A lot of information is provided about the area. The jail is located nearby. Old day prisons were very brutal. This courthouse is a very impressive building from the highway. Stop in you will be impressed.
  • Neat place. Really enjoyed the old courthouse and the displays inside.

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