Jackson is one of the most common names for counties in the United States, and there are at least eight Jackson County Courthouses in as many states.
The Jackson County Courthouse in Arkansas is in the town of Newport, which replaced Jacksonport as the county seat in the late 1800s. The old Jacksonport courthouse has been preserved as a historic site and is now a state park. The "new" Jackson County Courthouse is also on the national register of historic buildings because of its engineering and architectural significance.
It is located on U.S. Hwy. 67, in the heart of Newport.
Every town has a claim to fame. Newport is perhaps best known for one of its former residents and businessmen. Sam Walton.
Sam owned a Ben Franklin store in Newport before he moved to Rogers, Arkansas where he began his first discount variety store, Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart has grown to become the world's largest retail chain.
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