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Evening Shade

According to the legend, the romantic name of Evening Shade was made up by the Postmaster of the town. He owned a mill and filed for a post office but needed a name. When he saw the tall pines cast shadows on his mill, he knew what the perfect name would be. This was in 1847 and Evening Shade was, together with Hardy, county seat for Sharp county.
Thanks to the Evening Shade TV-sitcom in the 1990's the town became famous. With help from the stars from the TV-series Evening Shade marketed a cookbook and could raise the money to build a gymnasium and auditorium for the school. The buildings were named after the actors from the Sitcom, Burt Reynolds and Linda & Harry Thomasson.
Evening shade has a population of almost 500.

City Officials

Position Name
Mayor Richard Huff
Recorder/treasurer Kim Graddy
Fire Chief Chaney Emmerich
Water Superintendent Kevin Coursey
Councilmember (Vacant)
Councilmember Anne Marie Avey
Councilmember Melinda Kunkel
Councilmember Sharon Kunkel
Councilmember Patty Sample
Councilmember Dwight Sharp

City Facts

County: Sharp

Population: 432

Senate District: 19

House District: 62

Congressional District: 1

Classification: Second Class City

Contact Information

P.O. Box 235

Phone: (870) 266-3833

Fax: (870) 266-3748

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