Hunter - Coulter House
Historical Society - The Hunter-Coulter House.
Built for William Grant Hunter in 1918 who established an
undertaking business in Ashdown which was maintained until his death. W.G. Hunter died on
September 13, 1925. William's wife, Nancy sold the home to John W. Coulter and his wife
Melverda (Verda) Mae in 1928. John was a local dentist. Dr. Coulter died on February 14,
1962. Mrs. Coulter continued to live in the house until her death on June 13, 1987. Their
daughters sold the house to Ed and Helen Russell on September 28, 1991. The Russell's sold
the house to the Little River Historical Society on August 31, 1993. The Hunter-Coulter
house Museum was listed on the National Register of historic Places on June 20, 1996.
The landscaping outside the Hunter-Coulter Museum will eventually
include some 150 to 200 different species of plants and flowers, including many native
plants, such as dogwood and sassafras. Inside the house are many historic documents and
artifacts that residents have been donating to the museum. One of the most successful
fund-raisers has been a Thursday noon home style dinner. Served from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at
a cost of $5.00 per person.
Location of the Hunter-Coulter Museum is at the South East
corner of the Little River County Court House.