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Jasper County Circuit Clerk's Office, Carthage

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The Jasper County Courthouse in Carthage, Missouri is a building from 1894. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. This highly photographed Richardsonian Romanesque edifice designed by architect Max A. Orlopp Jr. was constructed with local Carthage marble and has medieval castle features that include turrets, towers, and arches. It is the second most photographed building in Missouri. Museum and guided tours are open to the public. It remains in use by Jasper County officials.The county clerk at the time the courthouse was approved was Annie White Baxter, the first woman to be elected a county clerk in the United States. As a member of county government, she exerted a significant degree of influence in the planning of the building, and she is memorialized on the grounds.
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  • Just learning the history of the building is enough for the visit, see it at night also, You will find this has claim to the second most photographed landmark in Missouri,, so you gotta go !  more »
  • Great photo opportunity. This Courthouse is one of only a few remaining courthouses of its stature. You won't regret stopping by. There is an actual cage elevator with a man who operates it.  more »
  • Loved walking through and seeing all the memorabilia, Clean and well kept. Lots of historic value will go again and recommend to anyone.  more »