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Baxter County


Baxter County is named for Elisha Baxter, who was a Governor of the State of Arkansas.


Surrounding County Courthouses: 

N – Ozark County, Missouri

E – Fulton County and Izard County

S – Stone County

W – Searcy County and Marion County


Created:  March 24, 1873                       Map of Arkansas highlighting Baxter County

County Seat:

Mountain Home  1873 – present


County Courthouse – Mountain Home


Location:  1 East 7th Street / Main Street      

Built:  1941 – 1943

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  T Ewing Shelton of Fayetteville

Contractor:  Local labor and trades – Public Works Administration  ( PWA )


Description: The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The rectangular shaped building is located on landscaped grounds of the Courthouse Square in the center of Mountain View. The building is square with bands of stone decoration. The west center section projects from the main building and has stone trim on the corners. The roof line is flat. In the interior, the courtroom is located on the second story and the walls are two stories high with four-foot hickory wainscoting. The building houses the County Circuit Court of the 14th Judicial District. This was a Works Progress Administration project. 


See:  The 14th Judicial District includes Boone County, Marion County and Newton County.


History:  The county was created in 1873 and Mountain Home was selected as the county seat. The first court met at the Casey Store. In 1874, the county purchased a boarding house on Main Street. The first courthouse was built in 1882 and burned in 1890. The second courthouse was built at a cost of $4,200 in 1890. A third story was added in 1910. The building was razed in 1941. The third courthouse was constructed in 1941 to 1943.


County District Court Building – Mountain Home


Location:  301 East 6th Street / South Street

Built:  Unknown

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Unknown

Contractor:  Unknown


Description: The building faces south and is a one story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Mountain House to the northeast of the courthouse. The building has a one story porch on the south front with recessed entrance. On the west side is a steep peaked roof. The building houses the County District Court. 



County Courthouse – Mountain Home







Photos taken 2011