History of Grant County

In 1869 when Ulysses S. Grant was President, Grant County, Arkansas was formed. Sheridan is the county seat. Grant is a large, rural county of rolling, pine-covered hills where cutover timberland is now a bird sanctuary. Hunting, fishing, and boating are popular along the Saline River and at Jenkins Ferry


State Park, a Civil War battle site. Grant County Museum exhibits artifacts from early Indian cultures as well as Caddo, Quapaw, and displaced Cherokee and Choctaw, who owned land here in the early 1800s. Today’s red brick courthouse preserves corner markers from the 1910 courthouse and houses the first public clock in the county.

Grant County Museum

The museum, established in 1965, is an agency of the county government. This local history museum, whose stated purpose is to interpret and preserve the history of Grant County, traces the county’s economic and social development from prehistoric to present times. The artifacts, displays, and exhibits you will see here required thousands of hours for collection and preparation for presentation. We, the residents of Grant County, are quite proud of our timberland heritage and welcome the opportunity to share the colorful and exciting history of our community. Take your time and stroll down Goolsby Street. You’ll be swept back in time in Heritage Square.



Grant County Chamber of Commerce

The Grant County Chamber of Commerce, since the 1900’s, has been a viable organization that exerts it’s total effort towards furthering business & commerce in our area. The GCCC is a voluntary organization of business people working together to improve the civic & economic vitality of our community. We strive to bring together our community’s businesses with residents & are dedicated to Grant County. For your convenience our office is open Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Our Chamber offers an unlimited list of capabilities. Within our alliance are companies of all sizes. When it comes to your business, we offer a powerful resource and a recipe for success.

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