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Jasper County Circuit Clerk's Office, Carthage

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The Jasper County Courthouse is a historic courthouse located at Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri. It was built in 1894-1895. 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.It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
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  • Didn't have the opportunity to go inside but got a few pictures during dusk. Very grand and well maintained site in the heart of the square.  more »
  • We were passing through on our way to Texas and stopped to see this beautiful courthouse .. the architecture was unbelievable... worth the stop!  more »
  • It appears that this building was one of the inspirations for the building featured in the Back to The Future movie series. The architectural history is fascinating and the building features many fasc...  more »