Barry County

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Barry County is named for William Taylor Barry, who was a jurist and the United States Postmaster General.


Created:  January 5, 1835 

County Seat:

Mount Pleasant  1835 – 1839

McDowell           1839 – 1845

Cassville            1845 – present


County Courthouse – Cassville


Location:  700 Main Street / West 7th Street

Built:  1913 – 1914

Style:  Classical Revival

Architect:  Henry H Hohenschild

Contractor:  Hamley Hanson of St. Louis


Description:  The building faces south and is a two story stone veneer and concrete structure. The building is 84 by 100 feet. The south front has a projecting centre section with two large columns rising to the top of the second story with a wide header which extends above the flat roof line. Cornices run below the roof line and below the first story windows. On the north side, a five window bay extends from the building at the courtroom.


See:  The architect, Henry H Hohenschild, also designed courthouses in Christian CountyPemiscot County and Scott County.


Note:  The first courthouse was built in Mount Pleasant in 1837. The next courthouse was built in Cassville in 1846 for a cost of 510 with John O Burton as superintendent. The second courthouse in Cassville was built by  William Young and Abner Neely for $4,995 in 1855 to 1858. The building was razed in 1910. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $45,720.



N – Lawrence County

E – Stone County

S – Carroll County, Arkansas and Benton County, Arkansas

W – McDonald County and Newton County























Photos taken 2009