In the 1800s, this busy river port on the Black River was the chief shipping point for a large territory. In 1888, atop a hill overlooking the busy riverfront, a Victorian courthouse was built from bricks made
on site. This courthouse is the park's dominant feature. Explore exhibits that interpret the commerce, politics, and lifestyles that shaped north Arkansas and illustrate the history of Lawrence County, the mother of north Arkansas counties, from its beginning to the early years of the 20th century. Take a guided tour through five buildings that share the stories of domestic and commercial life here in the 1800s. Visit the historic Powhatan Courthouse, Powhatan Jail, Ficklin-Imboden Log House, Commercial Building, and Powhatan Male and Female Academy, a two-room schoolhouse. The park is on Ark. 25 in Powhatan.