Powhatan Historic State Park

Powhatan Historic State Park


Location:On AR 25 in Powhatan.
Facilities:Restored 1888 courthouse, other historic buildings, related exhibits.
Special Features:During the 1800s Powhatan was a busy river port on the Black River. Its Victorian courthouse was built in 1888 from bricks made on site and today serves as a regional archive containing some of the oldest records in Arkansas. Other historic buildings at the site include a jail, a log house, and a two-room schoolhouse called the Powhatan Male and Female Academy. Exhibits interpret the rich history of technology, politics, and lifestyles that shaped northern Arkansas.
Address:PO Box 93
Powhatan, AR 72458

Phone:870-878-6765
Web: www.arkansasstateparks.com/parks/park.asp?id=46
Size: 3.5 acres.

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Powhatan Historic State Park, where I work, used to have a Halloween event that involved such frights as zombies, haunted houses, and chainsaw murderers.
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