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Baxter County claims the oldest two-story log structure in the state and it was the first courthouse in the state of Arkansas. This building, called the Wolf House, has been restored and is on the National Register of Historic places. The Wolf House still sits on its original site between the White River and the mouth of the North Fork River.
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Baxter County Info
Baxter County is located in the north central section of Arkansas and is approximately 600 square miles. Baxter County has elevations ranging from 800 to 1,400 feet. Baxter County was formed on March 24, 1873, from parts of Fulton, Izard, Marion and Searcy Counties and was named for Elisha Baxter, then the Governor of Arkansas. Mountain Home is the County seat.
Mountain Home is the county seat. The landscape of Baxter County is rugged and mountainous. The county courthouse sits between two of the states largest lakes, Bull Shoals and Norfolk. The third floor rooms of the courthouse were added between 1908 and 1912 to give a third floor because the previous courthouse only had two stories, and in the early nineteen hundreds another thriving town in Baxter County was trying to get to be the county seat, therefore the Arkansas Legislature passed an Act requiring the courthouse to have three stories; thus, a third story was built in a hurry. The courthouse is located fourteen miles from the oldest courthouse in Arkansas, the log house of Major Wolfe, built in 1809 and still standing at the town of Norfolk. Over the past three decades, the population of Baxter County has boomed. Much of the countys growth and more than half its tax dollars can be traced to tourism and retirement. Visitors often return to take up residence. Other resources include a technical campus of Arkansas State University and a fine regional medical center located in Mountain Home. The county has a large water-base recreation such as the White River, North Fork River, Lake Norfork, Bull Shoals Lake and the Buffalo National River.

The County has approximately 210 miles of state maintained highways and has approximately 900 miles of locally maintained roads. Baxter County was the 12th fastest-growing county in the state, according to the latest census, increasing from 31,186 in 1990 to 38,386 in 2000, a 23.1 percent change. Mountain Home, the County Seat, had a population of 11,012 in 2000. Other incorporated areas of the County in order by population are Gassville (1,706), Cotter (862), Lakeview (763), Norfork (484), Salesville (437), Briarcliff (240), and Big Flat (104).

The county has two hydroelectric dams operated by the Corps of Engineers. Norfork Dam is located on the North Fork River at river mile 4.8, four miles northeast of Norfork. Bull Shoals Dam is located on the White River at the river mile 418.6 in Baxter and Marion counties, seven miles north of Cotter and 10 miles west of Mountain Home.
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Click here to find links to topics such as safe rooms, rebuilding and repairing structures to make them more storm-resistant, different types of roofs, and dealing with mold. The site also has links to the ADEM Safe Room Rebate Program, the Arkansas Attorney General’s office, Home Builders of Arkansas and more.

Intake Number: #3642
Date Found: 05-24-2016
Breed: LAB MIX
Sex: Male
Announcement (05/26/2016)
Baxter County Jurors do not need report for Jury Duty onTuesday, May 31, 2016.

Announcement (06/27/2016)
Baxter County Jurors need to report for Jury Duty on Monday, June 27, 2016, at 9:00am, at the Court Complex. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk's Office at 425-3475.

Baxter County Quorum Court
Date: 06/07/2016
Time:6:00 P.M.
Location:Courtroom, Baxter County Courthouse

Baxter County Planning Board
Date: 06/28/2016
Location:3rd Floor Conf. Room, Courthouse

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Check Your Smoke Alarms for Spring
Daylight saving time begins on Sunday, March 13. It’s time to turn your clocks forward. It’s also a great opportunity to test your smoke alarms.

The United States Fire Administration (USFA) encourages you to check your smoke alarms at least once a month, by pushing the test button on the alarm. USFA estimates that more than 2,500 people die in home fires each year in the United States largely due to non-functioning smoke alarms.  A functioning smoke alarm can be the difference between life and death. 

USFA offers these life-saving tips to protect your family from a home fire:

Install smoke alarms in every bedroom;

Install interconnected smoke alarms in your home, so when one alarms sounds they all sound; and

Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or older.

You can find more information to protect your household against a fire on the USFA website.
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