January 27, 2011
For many years, Sharp County was one of a small number of the state’s counties that had two county seats. One seat was located in this one-time three-story stone courthouse in Hardy. The structure served as the seat of government until 1967, when the county government was consolidated in Ash Flat. The old courthouse was remodeled after a 1974 fire, resulting in the removal of the top two floors. Today, the remodeled structure serves as a private business.