Jackson County

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Jackson County is named for Andrew Jackson, who was the 7th President of the United States from 1829 to 1837.

 

Created:  November 5, 1829

County Seat:        

Litchfield         1832 – 1839

Elizabeth        1839 – 1852

Augusta          1852 – 1853

Jacksonport    1853 – 1892

Newport          1892 – present

 

County Courthouse – Newport

 

Location:  208 Main Street / 3rd Street

Built:  1892 – 1893

Style:  Romanesque Revival

Architect:  George H Johnston of Joplin, Missouri and Lazar Hirsch

Contractor:  George H Johnston of Joplin, Missouri and Henry H Wlsyed

 

Description:  The building faces southeast and is a three story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The southeast front has a high central clock tower with arched entrance on the first story and rising to a clock with parapets at the top.. On the northeast corner is a square tower with sloped roof and on the southeast corner is a square towe with conical roof. The building has a sloped roof. The building was renovated in 1939. The architect was McAninch and Anderson and the contractor was Linebarger and Fraser.

 

Old County Courthouse – Jacksonport

 

Location:  SW – Avenue Street / Dillard Street

Built:  1867 – 1872

Style:  Romanesque

Architect:  Harrison Dwinal, Jerry Green and W E Patterson ( Commissioners )

Contractor:  Thomas Cox and John A Schnable

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city. The north front has a central arched entrance on the first story. The windows are arched. The red colored mansard roof has dormers. On the center of the roof is a large square cupola with red colored dome. The building is now the Jacksonport Courthouse Museum.  

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in Litchfield in 1832. The cost of construction of the Jacksonport courthouse was $17,760. The cost of construction of the present courthouse was $40,412.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Lawrence County

E – Craighead County, Poinsett County and Cross County

S – Woodruff County and White County

W – White County and Independence County

 

 

 

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County Courthouse

 

 

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Photos taken 2011