Ashley County, Arkansas

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Location of Ashley County

Ashley County is one of 75 counties in Arkansas. Hamburg is the county seat.

Ashley County is the fifth largest county in the state by size. It was established on November 30, 1848, from part of Drew County with final boundary adjustments made in 1861.

Bayou Bartholomew, the longest bayou in the United States, runs through the county. Overflow National Wildlife Refuge sits to the west of the Bayou.

  • Year Organized: 1848
  • Square Miles: 921
  • Population at 2000 census: 24,209

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  • Ashley County does not appear to have an official website. A listing of county officials can be found at the Association of Arkansas Counties.[1]

County politics

Bayou Bartholomew
Position Office-holder Phone E-mail
County Judge Emory Austin (870) 853-2000 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (870) 853-2000      end_of_the_skype_highlighting
County Clerk Regina Kersten (870) 853-2020
Circuit Clerk Vickie Stell (870) 853-2030
County Sheriff David G. Johnson (870) 853-2040
County Collector Sherry Stanley (870) 853-2050
County Treasurer Flora Mae Byrd (870) 853-2010
County Assessor Nancy R. Collins (870) 853-2060
County Coroner Steve Hartshorn (870) 853-5252
Justice of the Peace Samuel L. Arnold
Justice of the Peace Bob Barnes
Justice of the Peace Earl Deal
Justice of the Peace William Gilbert
Justice of the Peace Samuel L. Arnold
Justice of the Peace Carlton Lawrence
Justice of the Peace Samuel L. Arnold
Justice of the Peace Corliss McCain
Justice of the Peace Frank Rawls
Justice of the Peace Danny W. Rice
Justice of the Peace Ricky Sims
Justice of the Peace Lila K. Thurman
Justice of the Peace Carl Vorhease

Cities and towns

External links


  1. AAC - Ashley County