Garland County Courthouse
501/649 Ouachita Avenue
DISTRICT COURT/FINES AND FEES 321-6765
Hot Springs, AR  71901

Garland County History

Garland County was formed on April 5, 1873, and was named for Augustus. H. Garland, Governor of Arkansas, U.S. Senator, and Glover Cleveland's Attorney General. Hot Springs, the county seat, has drawn visitors to the area for many years. The landscape of Garland County is rugged terrain and heavily forested Ouachita Mountains. In 1832, Hot Springs National Park became the first national reservation set aside for recreational purposes and is the only national park within a city. There are 47 springs along the base of the Hot Springs Mountain. Recreation and tourism have always been mainstays of the county's economy, along with livestock production and logging. One of the largest quartz crystal mining operations in North America is located in Garland County. The famous Oaklawn Park offers thoroughbred horse racing from February through April. Three lakes, Lake Ouachita, Lake Catherine and Lake Hamilton all offer a full range of water sports and recreation facilities. As of the 2010 census, Garland County had a population of 96,024 residents.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />

Garland County Contact Information

Garland County Courthouse
501/649 Ouachita Avenue
DISTRICT COURT/FINES AND FEES 321-6765
Hot Springs, AR 71901