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Norfork in Baxter County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Jacob Wolf House Historic Site

Norfork

 
 
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Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
1. Jacob Wolf House Historic Site Marker
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Jacob Wolf was a merchant, builder of log structures, carpenter, and blacksmith. He was elected a representative to Arkansas Territory's General Assembly in 1826. The two-story dogtrot structure constructed by Wolf in 1829 served as Izard County's first permanent courthouse. The Wolf House sits in present-day Norfork (Baxter County) near where the White and Norfork rivers meet, a prime location for hosting thousands of pioneers finding their way into the central highlands of north Arkansas.

The site served as a river port, center of trade, and as a seat of justice. Notably, John P. Houston, brother of Texas statesman Sam Houston, worked as a county clerk in this courthouse. People from the surrounding area often set up temporary quarters on the grounds to socialize and participate in their favorite activities while court was in session. The Wolf House was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. It is the last remaining two-story dog-trot public structure in the United States.
 
Erected 2019 by Jacob Wolf House Historic Site. (Marker Number 7.)
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Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
2. Jacob Wolf House Historic Site Marker (reverse)
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1826.
 
Location. 36° 12.627′ N, 92° 17.209′ W. Marker is in Norfork, Arkansas, in Baxter County. Marker is on Arkansas Route 5 north of Wolf Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13775 AR-5, Norfork AR 72658, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jacob Wolf House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Jacob Wolf House (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Jacob Wolf House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Military Road (approx. 5.9 miles away); Skirmishes Near Mountain Home (approx. 10.2 miles away); Mountain Home Commercial Historic District (approx. 10.2 miles away); City Hall (approx. 10.3 miles away); Military Activity at Calico Rock / Bushwhackers (approx. 10.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norfork.
 
Regarding Jacob Wolf House Historic Site. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jacob Wolf House. Encyclopedia of Arkansas website entry (Submitted on April 11, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 

2. Jacob Wolf House. Arkansas Heritage website entry:
The Wolf House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in
Jacob Wolf House & Marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
3. Jacob Wolf House & Marker.
1973. The National Park Service documented in 2013: “Notably, it is the only surviving example with at least moderate historic integrity constructed for a civic purpose; the others were private homes or early stagecoach inns and taverns.” It is the last remaining two-story dog-trot public structure in the United States. (Submitted on August 8, 2021, by Thomas Onions of Olathe, Kansas.) 
 
Jacob Wolf House Historic Site image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 3, 2021
4. Jacob Wolf House Historic Site
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 11, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Jun. 26, 2022