Stone County

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Stone County is named for William Stone, who was a pioneer and a judge of Taney County.


Created:  February 10, 1851

County Seat:

Galena  1851 – present


County Courthouse –  Galena  


Location:  109 East 4th Street / Maple Street

Built:  1920 – 1921

Style:  Federalist

Architect:  Charles H Sudhoelter and Company of Joplin

Contractor:  Pauley Construction Company of Springfield.


Description: The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The building is 65 feet by 75 feet. The east front has a canopy over the first story entrance. Above are two columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. A horizontal band runs below the second story windows. A cornice runs below the flat roof line. The building was renovated in 1984. The architect was Saul A Nuccitelli, Inc. and the contractor was Hoke Brothers Construction Company, Inc.


Note:  The first court met at the home of John B Williams. The first courthouse was built by John H Moore in 1853. The superintendent was Samuel D Nelson. The second courthouse built by Goodall and Bradshaw at a cost of $40000 in 1870 to 1874. The superintendent was Harry Baker and then W P Davenport. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $47,600.


County Judicial Center –  Galena  




Location:  110 Maple Street / East 5th Street

Built:  1997 – 1998

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Ross Williams Architects of Springfield

Contractor:  Siding Construction


Description: The building faces southwest and is a two story red colored brick, stone and concrete structure. The southwest front has a canopy over the entrance with large window on the second story. There is a large twp story window on the east and north of the entrance. Horizontal white bands run across the lower part of the building. The roof line is flat.



N – Christian County

E – Taney County

S – Boone County, Arkansas and Carroll County, Arkansas

W – Barry County and Lawrence County





























Photos taken 2009