September 21, 2012
Evening Shade, located on U.S. Highway 167 in northern Arkansas, served as the seat of Sharp County for approximately ninety-five years. Today, the once thriving community is best known as the setting for the 1990s sitcom Evening Shade. Many of the exterior shots were filmed in the town. Producers Linda Bloodworth-Thomason and Harry Thomason, along with series star Burt Reynolds, helped raise money for the local school, which was in part used to construct the Linda Bloodworth-Thomason/Harry Thomason Auditorium.