April 4, 2012
When Van Buren County was created in 1833, a one-room log courthouse was constructed at the first county seat of Mudtown. A second log building was constructed when the seat of government was removed to Clinton in 1842. When bushwhackers burned that building in 1865, it was replaced by the two-story frame structure shown here. This third county courthouse was replaced by the present structure in 1934.