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The Logan County Museum was originally the County Jail during 1903 to 1971. However, the structure failed to pass the fire codes and prisoner standards of the modern times. It was supposed to be destroyed when Logan County Home Economists expressed the desire to convert it into a museum. Soon after, the jail was renovated to function as the Logan County Museum.
Today, it is known for being the site of the last legal hanging in Arkansas. It happened on July 15, 1914, 7a.m., after Arthur Tillman was convicted for the murder Amanda Stephens, his girlfriend.

This 107-year old structure, was also home to the County Jailer, including his family. They stayed on only one side of the building because the prisoners were held on the other side. Because of its history, the Museum has many stories to share. These stories include the outlaws like Belle Starr, niece of County Treasurer Silas Shirley. Starr was involved with her friends who were merely visiting the area.*There are also stories about the County Sheriffs and prisoners, coal mining events, and many more. The Museum also features an equipment display, the development and downfall of the trains in the area, American Indian artifacts, and other items related to the county and to the building.
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