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Hamburg City

Ashley County, Arkansas

Hamburg administrative offices are located at 305 East Adams Street, Hamburg, AR 71646.
Phone: 870-853-5300.

W.R. Bunckley House

W.R. Bunckley House, ca. 1903, located at 509 East Parker Street, Hamburg. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. Photograph by User:Tony Kelley (own work), 2012, creative commons, [cc‑3.0], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed November, 2022.

Hamburg was laid out in October 1849, two months after Ashley County was formed from part of Drew County in the area earlier known as the Great Wilderness. With the town's designation as the county seat, two of the first public buildings were the courthouse and the county jail, erected in 1850. The site was chosen at least in part because the legislation organizing the county required that the county seat be within five miles of the county's geographic center. [encyclopediaofarkansas.net, accessed November, 2022]