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Van Buren County
The county was formed on November 11, 1833, from parts of Conway, Independence, Izard counties. It was named for Martin Van Buren, President of the United States, who was Vice President at the time of the county's formation.
The county seat is at Clinton and the courthouse address is:
451 Main St., Ste.2
Clinton, AR 72031
Nestled in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, it has been inhabited for roughly 10,000 years. Osage and Cherokee Indians are the first historic tribes known to have a connection to the area. Perhaps the most important settler in this part of the county was John L. Lafferty, who came to Arkansas from Georgia. Lafferty owned a large plantation near where the three branches of the Little Red once ran together. This area, now covered by Greers Ferry Lake, was once known as “The Big Bottoms” and contained rich farmland. Lafferty was the guiding force in the creation of Van Buren County.
The first county seat was Mudtown - later became known as Bloomington. The county seat was moved to Clinton in 1842.
Towns and Other Populated Places
The city of Van Buren is not located in this county - it is located approximately 100 miles to the west in Crawford County.
Clinton * Fairfield Bay
Damascus * Shirley
Alread * Archey Valley * Austin * Bee Branch * Botkinburg * Chimes * Choctaw * Choctaw Pines * Claude * Copeland * Crabtree * Culpepper *
Dabney * Dennard * Eglantine * Elba * Fairbanks * Formosa * Gravesville * Gravel Hill * Green Tree * Half Moon * Morganton *
Old Botkinburg * Palisades * Pee Dee * Plant * Pleasant Grove * Rabbit Ridge * Rex * Rocky Hill * Rumley * Rupert * Scotland *
Southside * Stumptoe * Sulphur Springs * Walnut Grove * Whipple * Woodlum * Zion Hill *
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