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Confederate State Capitol Building

Historic Washington State Park
Washington, Hempstead County, Arkansas

Original Courthouse at Historic Washington State Park
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The Confederate State Capitol building in Washington, Arkansas was the capital of the Confederate state government of Arkansas, during 1863 - 1865, after Little Rock, Arkansas fell to Union forces in the American Civil War.
The building was erected in 1836, and was Hempstead County's second courthouse, replacing an 1824 log structure. The building served as the county court until 1874, when a new brick building was constructed. After the fall of Little Rock to Union Army forces in September 1863, during the American Civil War, Governor Harris Flanagin ordered the seat of government relocated to Washington. The Confederate state government would remain in this building until the end of the war in 1865.

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