Sharp County, Arkansas

    Evening Shade

    Evening Shade City Hall | 223 West Main Street | Evening Shade, AR 72532 | 870-266-4833

    Shadows cast by tall pine trees overshadowing the mill owned by the postmaster, who had filed for a posts office but had not thought of a name, created Evening Shade in the year 1847.

    Until 1963, Evening Shade was one of the two county seats, along with Hardy, for Sharp County. Ash Flat became the county seat of Sharp County in 1967.

    Evening Shade achieved additional fame in the 90's with a hit TV sitcom of the same name. Stars of the show supported the town's efforts in marketing a cookbook. Marketed by the Evening Shade School, sales generated sufficient funds to build a gymnasium and an auditorium named after the show's star and creators, Burt Reynolds and Linda and Harry Thomason.

    City Contacts

    Name Position Email Phone Fax
    Richard Huff Mayor Email Richard Huff 870-266-3833
    Curtis Hollinger Fire Chief Email Curtis Hollinger 870-266-3267
    Lonny Haley Police Chief Email Lonny Haley 870-266-3833
    ​Kimberly Graddy Clerk/Trs Email ​Kimberly Graddy 870-266-3833

    City Demographics

    Population: 465
    Square Miles: 1.58
    People Per Square Mile: 294.20