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Baxter County, Arkansas
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Baxter County
Arkansas's 66th county, it was formed on March 24, 1873 and named for Elisha Baxter, the tenth governor of Arkansas.  
Its parent counties are: Fulton, Izard, Marion, Searcy
The county seat is Mountain Home.

It is in the northern part of the state, and shares a border with Missouri. It is commonly referred to as the Twin Lakes Area because it is bordered by two of Arkansas' largest lakes, Bull Shoals Lake and Norfork Lake.
On its southern border are the Norfork Tailwater and the Buffalo Nati onal Rivers.
 

 The county’ s earliest recorded towns were Big Flat, formed in 1820, and Clarkridge, formed in 1819, and other towns came out of those. Norfork (Liberty) was formed in 1827, and Cotter started as Lake’s Ferry, then Red Bud, and was finally named for a railroad superintendent. Turkey Neck became Gassville in 1878; it was named for the Gass family who owned much of what is now Gassville or for P. A. Cox, who owned an early mercantile store there and was a real storyteller or “gasser.” Gamaliel and Henderson were just small communities until the advent of the Norfork and Bull Shoals dams.  [sour ces: wikipedia; encyclopediaofarkansas.net]

Cities, Towns and Other Populated Places
Cities
Briarcliff * Cotter * Gassville * Lakeview * Mountain Home * Norfork * Salesville

Town
Big Flat

CDP's and Unincorporated communities
Midway
Buford * Clarkridge * Gamaliel


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Surrounding Counties
 Ozark County, Missouri (north)
Fulton County (east)
Izard County (southeast)
Stone County (south)
Searcy County (southwest)
Marion County (west)


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