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 and limestone structure. The building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of the city and is “H” shaped with projecting east and west sections. The central entrance is framed with granite at the top. The roof line is flat. The building is a Work Progress Administration. project. The building was remodeled in 2003. The architect was Jeff Laur.


See:  National Register of Historic Places – Newton County Courthouse


Note:  The previous courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1938.



N – Carroll County and Boone County

E – Searcy County

S – Pope County and Johnson County

W – Johnson County and Madison County




County Courthouse







Photos taken 2011