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The Old Alexander House is a historic dog-trot style house that now sits on the Southern Arkansas University Campus.


  • The Alexander house in its rural setting.
  • The Alexander house in its rural setting.
  • Members of the Alexander-Warnock family with Dr. Trey Berry, SAU president.
  • The Alexander house in its rural setting.
  • Alexander house after the move to the SAU campus.
  • Alexander house during restoration. Notice the new roof.
  • Alexander house during chimney restoration.

The Old Alexander House is a historic house that was once located in rural Columbia County, Arkansas but now sits on the Southern Arkansas University campus. 

Built in 1855 by Samuel Alexander, this single-story dogtrot house is one of the oldest buildings in the county, and one of its few surviving antebellum structures. It is located on what was once the main road between Camden, Arkansas and Shreveport, Louisiana, northeast of Magnolia. The house was in the ownership of the Alexander family, but since been donated to Southern Arkansas University, to be part of a rural homestead studies project.

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

For more information on the rural homestead project or before entering the house, check with officials at Southern Arkansas University.

This property is part of a working university.

Please check with the officials at Southern Arkansas University before going.

(870) 235-4000


National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form, United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service