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On March 24th, Baxter County, Arkansas, will celebrate its Sesquicentennial, or 150th Anniversary, at the Baxter County Courthouse in Mountain Home, Arkansas.
County Judge, Kevin Litty, extends an invitation to current and former county and city officials, along with citizens throughout the county, to join the inaugural celebration. A meet-and-greet will begin at 2:00pm on the courthouse’s second floor. Proclamations will be read at 2:30, and the ceremony will conclude with a brief history of the county. Friends and neighbors of Baxter County are welcome to stay until 4:00 p.m.
On March 24, 1873, Baxter County was formed from Fulton, Izard, Marion, and Searcy counties. The county was named in honor of the Governor of Arkansas at that time, Elisha Baxter, and it was formed as the sixty-eighth county in Arkansas just prior to the Brooks-Baxter War.
“150 Years of Pioneering and Progress” is the county’s theme for the yearlong celebration. In honor of the Sesquicentennial, more festivities will be announced throughout the year.