Counties

Newton County

Newton County was formed in 1842 and named for Thomas W. Newton, an Arkansas congressman. The Choctaw Indians once lived in the hill country. The landscape of Newton County is the rugged and mountainous Ozark Mountains. Travel writers have selected scenic Highway 7 as one of the top 10 scenic drives in the country. The elevation ranges from 700 feet to 2,561 feet. The Ozark National Forest provides wilderness hiking, backpacking, camping, and hunting. The Buffalo National River, the nation’s first federally protected river, is one of the last free-flowing streams in mid-America and offers clear blue water for fishing and canoeing along towering limestone bluffs. The county seat is Jasper. The courthouse building is unique. The old county courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1938, and the present building reflects a determination that this kind of disaster would never happen again. Not only is the entire building fireproof, but every room inside is a fireproof vault. The outside walls and the cross walls are granite quarried from the bed of the Little Buffalo River, and the floors are cement. The cornerstone of the building carries a reminder of the post-depression years: “U.S.A - 1939 - WPA.”

Court Street
Jasper 72641

(870) 4465127

County Judge
Warren Campbell
Phone: (870) 446-5127
Fax: (870) 446-5902
newtoncountyjudge@gmail.com

County Clerk/Circuit Clerk
Donnie Davis
Phone: (870) 446-5125
Fax: (870) 446-5755
newtonclerk@
arkansasclerks.com

County Sheriff
Keith Slape
Phone: (870) 446-5124
Fax: (870) 446-2106
kslape@newtoncountysheriff.org

County Treasurer
Vickie Bartholomew
Phone: (870) 446-2936
Fax: (870) 446-2880
newtoncountytr@yahoo.com

County Collector
Nedra Daniels
Phone: (870) 446-2378
Fax: (870) 446-2679
newtonco@eritter.net

County Assessor
Janet Lager
Phone: (870) 446-2937
Fax: (870) 446-2937
assessor@ritternet.com

County Coroner
Cody Middleton
Phone: (870) 688-7554
Fax: (870) 446-2160
jasperpd302@gmail.com

Justices of the Peace
Shannon Willis, Richard Campbell, Terry Clark, Dennis Sain, Jerry Lee, Jimmie Martin, Steven Adams, Arlis Jones, John D. Phillips

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