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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 Day Service Center

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Baxter County Conservation District

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Ozark Mountain Solid Waste District
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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.
Storm Preparedness Information
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: #3701
Date Found: 10-18-2016
Sex: Male
Announcement (10/24/2016)
Early voting will be held in the Baxter County Courthouse, 8:00am until 6:00pm, Monday thru Friday and 10:00am thru 4:00pm, on Saturday, from October 24th thru November 7th, 2016.

Announcement (10/28/2016)
Farmers can dispose of old, outdated, and unusable pesticides from your farm, on Friday, October 28th, from 8:00am until 1:00pm, at Baxter County Road and Bridge Department. If you have any questions, please contact Mark Keaton at 425-2335.

Baxter County Planning Board
Date: 10/25/2016
Location:3rd Floor Conf. Room, Courthouse

Baxter County Quorum Court
Date: 11/01/2016
Time:6:00 P.M.
Location:Courtroom, Baxter County Courthouse

Baxter County Personnel Committee
Date: 11/02/2016
Time:4:00 P.M.
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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New CVSO For Baxter County
Baxter County Judge, Mickey Pendergrass, is pleased to announce the appointment of Charles Leonard, II, as the new Veterans Services Officer for Baxter County. Mr. Leonard retired after 28 years of military service from the United States Air Force where he served as the Chief Enlisted Manager for the Logistics Readiness Squadron. In 1999 and 2002, he deployed to Incirlik Air Base in Turkey in support of Operation Northern Watch. In 2009, he deployed to Balad Air Base in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Mr. Leonard is a graduate of the Community College of the Air Force, with a degree in Logistics, and the Des Moines Area Community College, with a degree in General Studies. After retiring from the Air Force, he moved his family: wife, Sherri, and son, Christian, to Mountain Home.

Elesha Granniss, District 3 Veterans Services Officer, had the following to say about Mr. Leonard: “I am looking forward to working with the new CVSO for Baxter County. Mr. Leonard is a great asset to the Veterans and eligible dependents of Baxter County. He is a Veteran who has served in theaters of combat, and has the life experiences to relate to all Veterans.” Mr. Leonard brings a high level of professionalism and compassion for veterans to the
Baxter County Veterans Services Office, and we feel very fortunate to have him serve in this capacity.
Arkansas Ballot Issues
General Election | Nov. 8, 2016
Baxter County Government
1 East 7th Street
Mountain Home, AR 72653
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