McDonald County

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McDonald County is named for Alexander McDonald, who was a soldier in the American Revolutionary War.


Created:   March 3, 1849

County Seat:

Rutledge / Maryville  1849 – 1857

Pineville                     1849 – present


County Courthouse – Pineville


Location:  602 Main Street / East 7th Street

Built:  1977 – 1978

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hood-Rich of Springfield

Contractor:  R E Smith Construction Company of Joplin


Description:  The building faces west and is a one story stone and concrete  structure. The building is 72 feet by 84 feet. The south section of the building extends west with narrow vertical windows and an entrance with small canopy above. The north section has wide glass doors. A wide band of metal trim follows the flat roof line.


Old County Courthouse – Pineville




Location:  Courthouse Square / Main Street

Built:  1870 – 1871

Style:  Federalist

Architect:  Z P Cogswell

Contractor:  Willis R Cox and Zachariah Smith


Description:  The building faces west and is a two story white coloured brick style structure. The building is 42 feet by 48 feet. The roof is hipped with gable peaks. In 1905, the building was expanded on the east side. In 1943, the building was stuccoed and painted white.



N – Newton County

E – Barry County

S – Benton County, Arkansas

W – Delaware County, Oklahoma and Ottawa County, Oklahoma

















Photos taken 2009