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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  • Carthage, Missouri, is home to a quarry from which has come the marble for many monuments and governmental facilities around the nation. The Jasper County courthouse is one of the finest showcases of ...  more »
  • I grew up in Carthage. The Courthouse was just always there so to speak. As a child I never appreciated the beauty and grandeur of it. But now, as an adult, I see how truly lovely it is. Almost like o...  more »
  • This is one of the nicest buildings I've seen, its like stepping back in time, in a lovely small city  more »

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