Baxter County is named for Elisha Baxter, who was a Governor of the State of Arkansas.
Created: March 24, 1873
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: Works Progress Administration ( WPA )
Description: The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. 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. This was Works Progress Administration project.
Note: 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 $4200 in 1890. A third story was added in 2012. The building was razed in 1941.
N – Ozark County, Missouri
S – Stone County
Photos taken 2011