Baxter County

Baxter County, Arkansas

1 E 7th St Room 103
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: (870) 425-3475
Fax: (870) 424-5105

On central-northern border of AR; organized Mar 24, 1873 from Fulton County. Name Origin: For Elisha Baxter (1827-99), AR legislator, chief justice (1864), circuit judge (1868-72), and governor (1872-74)

Area (sq mi):: 586.74 (land 554.36; water 32.38) Population per square mile: 72.80
Population 2005: 40,330 State rank: 18 Population change: 2000-20005 5.10%; 1990-2000 23.10% Population 2000: 38,386 (White 97.10%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 1.60%. Median age: 48.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,859; median household $29,106; Population below poverty level: 11.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,026-$24,535
Unemployment (2004): 5.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 18.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 10.60%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Mountain Home County seat (11,709)

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    Richard Caster gained statewide attention in 2010 when he was elected to the Baxter County Quorum Court as a 19-year-old.
    The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality has invited bids from contractors to seal and close parts of the shuttered NABORS landfill in northwest Baxter County.
    The AHA had represented a local tattoo artist, Dessa Blackthorn, who wished to add a "Happy Solstice" display to the Baxter County Courthouse's Christian Nativity scene.
    Reynolds Library serving Baxter County, is on display on the second floor of the Vada Sheid Community Development Center through March 13.
    An Arkansas waste management district that owns a troubled landfill in north Baxter County has all the legal standing it needs to levy service fees on each residence or business within a six-county area to fix the landfill and provide solid waste collection services, according to the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality.
    The specimen from Baxter County was deposited in the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith fish collection as UA-FS 1899; the specimen from Independence County was deposited in the fish collection at Henderson State University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas as HSU 3331.
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    Wells, adopted the identity of Donald Dahlke, an infant who died in Baxter County, Ark.
    Elmo lived his whole life in Baxter County, graduating from Cotter High School and attending Jonesboro State A & M College for two years, specializing in agriculture and animal husbandry.