In 1869 when Ulysses S. Grant was President, Grant County, Arkansas was formed. Sheridan is the county seat. Grant is a large, rural county of rolling, pine-covered hills where cutover timberland is now a bird sanctuary. Hunting, fishing, and boating are popular along the Saline River and at Jenkins Ferry State Park, a Civil War battle site. Grant County Museum exhibits artifacts from early Indian cultures as well as Caddo, Quapaw, and displaced Cherokee and Choctaw, who owned land here in the early 1800s. Today’s red brick courthouse preserves corner markers from the 1910 courthouse and houses the first public clock in the county.