Powhatan Historic State Park

Excellent preservation of Arkansas historic town

Check out the slide shows, pictures, and information below.

Pan of town

Pan of town

Courtroom

Courtroom

Powhatan Courthouse built in 1888. Today it serves as a visitor center and museum. Located on Arkansas Highway 25, this Italian style courthouse at Powhatan State Park has been exquisitely restored and preserved. Throughout the 1800's this town was a busy center for commerce on the Black River. This courthouse sits on top of the hill which actually stands in the Ozark Region of the state, while much of the town was located in the Delta Region just below this structure. For those interested in the history of this region, this is a must see town. The free courthouse museum houses exhibits that interpret commerce, politics, and lifestyles of the early days in this area. A guided tour of the buildings in the area can be arranged for a small fee.

If you want to stay at a campground while visiting this town, check out Lake Charles State Park. You can rent a furnished RV at that state park if you don't have an RV or motorhome. If you prefer to stay in a motel, look in Pocahontas, Arkansas.

For more information check out the following:

Arkansas State Park website

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History of Powhatan

Below are 20 pictures to show some of the things you will see at Powhatan.
Courthouse
Courthouse

This Italian-style courthouse was built in 1888 after the original building erected in 1873 burned.

Restored Hallway
Restored Hallway

The interior was renovated in 2005 after the building received extensive restoration in 1979.

School
School

Not far from the courthouse are some other restored buildings including this academy for education.

Courthouse
Courthouse

This Italian-style courthouse was built in 1888 after the original building erected in 1873 burned.

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