Jill and Derick Dillard Could Be Headed to Oklahoma
Jill and Derick Dillard recently sold their home and are planning a big move. While the couple didn’t share exactly where they are headed, if Derick’s address for practicing law is any indication, they aren’t straying too far. Derick and his family might be heading to Oklahoma. Derick lived in Oklahoma while earning his bachelor’s degree.
Jill and Derick Dillard announced their big move in April
Jill and Derick have shared a fair bit of news in recent months. The couple announced their third pregnancy in late February. A couple of weeks later, they revealed that baby number 3 is a boy. They shared that they would be packing up and moving out of their Lowell, Arkansas, home via Instagram in late April.
The couple purchased the home in 2019, and it was plenty big enough to accommodate their family. The two-bath, 4-bedroom home features an open concept living space, and a large level backyard. According to Realtor, the home was listed for sale on April 14 for $279,000. There is a pending offer on the property. Derick and Jill paid $187,000 for the house in 2019.
Are Derick and Jill Dillard moving to Oklahoma?
Jill and Derick did not state where they were moving in their Instagram announcement. The couple did indicate that they were selling their home to accommodate a job offer Derick had received. Duggar family followers were quick to make some guesses based on the Dillards’ travels in recent months. One commenter suggested they were moving to Oregon after the family recently vacationed there. Jill revealed that they were not planning a move to the West Coast.
If his updated work address is any indication, the couple is headed to a small town in Oklahoma that borders Arkansas. A Reddit user uncovered official records that list Derick’s work address as a courthouse in Stilwell, Oklahoma. According to public records, Derick was admitted to the bar on April 7, just days before listing their home for sale.
Stilwell isn’t too far from where they currently live. The town is just an hour from their current home. It is also an hour away from the Duggar family’s Springdale, Arkansas compound. Derick has not announced who his new employer is, and the family hasn’t shared whether they have purchased a new home.
Jill would be the third Duggar to leave the state of Arkansas
Assuming Jill and Derick leave Arkansas and settle somewhere in Oklahoma, they’ll be the third couple to set down roots in a new state. Jinger Vuolo was the first Duggar family member to leave Arkansas. Jeremy Vuolo was raised in Pennsylvania and worked in Texas when he met Jinger through Jessa and Ben Seewald. After their wedding in 2016, Jinger joined him in Laredo, Texas. They have since moved to Los Angeles for Jeremy’s studies.
Justin Duggar shocked Duggar family followers in 2020 when he announced his courtship and, in short order, his engagement to Claire Spivey. At just 18, Justin was considerably younger than his siblings when he started courting. The couple married in February 2021. While it initially looked like Justin and Claire would settle in Arkansas after Jim Bob gifted them property, it was not meant to be. Justin remodeled and sold the house ahead of his wedding. Justin and Claire live in Texas, close to her family.
The rest of the married Duggar kids have stayed close to home. Joseph and Kendra Duggar own a cabin situated on the Duggar family property. Anna Duggar is believed to be living in a warehouse on the acreage. She and her husband, Josh Duggar, moved into the warehouse while renovating another home. Josh has since been tried and convicted on two child pornography charges. He is awaiting sentencing but could face up to 20 years in prison. There is no word on where Anna could land once sentencing is complete. Anna sold the house they were working on ahead of Josh’s trial.