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Ash Flat

Earliest records indicate that the community of Ash Flat began in the mid- to late 1820's when this area of Arkansas was considered a territory. The area became a part of Lawrence County, the second county to be formed from the state of Arkansas. In 1868, Sharp County was formed from Lawrence County and named for Ephraim Sharp, a state legislator from Evening Shade.

With increases in population and trade, Ash Flat became a town when a new post office was built in 1856.

People in and around Ash Flat always placed education near the top on their list of priorities. The town built "The College" as its first high school in 1905.

Ash Flat became the county seat of Sharp County in 1967.

City Officials

Position Name
Mayor Larry Fowler
Recorder/Treasurer Charlotte Goodwin
District Judge Mark Johnson
City Attorney Larry Kissee
Police Chief Steve Powell
Fire Chief Stephen Bates
Street Superintendent Cody Weaver
Water Superintendent Alex Martin
Wastewater Superintendent Alex Martin
Code Enforcement Officer Bill Myers
Parks, Recreation Director Regan Nicholson
Council Member Fred Goodwin
Council Member Kevin Grissom
Council Member Sean Himschoot
Council Member Mike Nix
Council Member Danny Traw
Council Member Annette Wolverton

City Facts

County: Sharp

Population: 1,137

Senate District: 19

House District: 61,62

Congressional District: 1

Classification: Second Class City

Contact Information

P.O. Box 280
ASH FLAT, AR 72513

Phone: (870) 994-7324

Fax: (870) 994-3168

Second Monday

Web Site: Official Web Site


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