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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 Susan Perkey
Recorder/Treasurer Tamara Taylor
Police Chief Kevin Coursey
Fire Chief David Biewer
Water Superintendent Kevin Coursey
Council Member Chan Bailey
Council Member Eva Haley
Council Member Christian Howard
Council Member Charolette Royal
Council Member Merle Stewart
Council Member John Wolfe

City Facts

County: Sharp

Population: 420

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) 266-3555

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