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 population of Newton County is 7,225 (2020 Census). 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
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 435, Jasper, 72641

County Clerk/Circuit Clerk
Donnie Davis
Phone: (870) 446-5125
Fax: (870) 446-5755
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 410, Jasper, 72641

County Sheriff
Glenn Wheeler
Phone: (870) 446-5124
Fax: (870) 446-2106
Address: P.O. Box 312, Jasper, 72641

County Treasurer
Vickie Bartholomew
Phone: (870) 446-2936
Fax: (870) 446-2880
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 155, Jasper, 72641

County Collector
Nedra Daniels
Phone: (870) 446-2378
Fax: (870) 446-2679
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 374, Jasper, 72641

County Assessor
Stephen Willis
Phone: (870) 446-2937
Fax: (870) 446-0093
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 45, Jasper, 72641

County Coroner
Cody Middleton
Phone: (870) 688-7554
Fax: (870) 446-2160
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 58, Jasper, 72641

Justices of the Peace
Jamie Mefford, Richard Campbell, Terry Clark, Dennis Sain, Jerry Lee, Jimmy Martin, Steven Adams, Arlis Jones, John D. Phillips

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