Newton County

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Newton County is named for Thomas W Newton, who was a State Senator and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Arkansas.

 

Created:  December 14, 1842

County Seat:        

Parthenon  1842 – 1843

Jasper        1843 – present

 

County Courthouse – Jasper

 

Location:  100 Court Street / Stone Street

Built:  1939 – 1940

Style:  Art Deco

Architect:  Works Progress Administration

Contractor:  Works Progress Administration

 

Description:  The building faces north and is a two story reinforced concrete, fieldstone and limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Jasper and is “H” shaped with projecting east and west sections. The central entrance is framed with granite at the top. The interior has limestone floors and the exterior constructed of grey granite quarried from the bed of the Little Buffalo River. The roof line is flat. The architect and the contractor was Work Progress Administration. The building was remodeled in 2003. The architect was Jeff Laur.

 

See:  National Register of Historic Places – Newton County Courthouse

 

Note:  The first courthouse was a log structure built in 1842 and which burned in 1866. Court met at different locations until 1873 when the second courthouse was designed and built by Robbie Hobbs. The third courthouse was constructed in 1902 and burned in 1939. The fourth and present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $42,000.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Carroll County and Boone County

E – Searcy County

S – Pope County and Johnson County

W – Johnson County and Madison County

 

 

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County Courthouse – Jasper

 

 

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Photos taken 2011