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The City of Mountain Home Arkansas first incorporated on July 2, 1888. The incorporation was passed by ordinance and was signed by Mayor W. Brooks and Recorder J.R. Luther. Mountain Home became the Baxter County seat in 1873. Mountain Home was actually not the biggest city in the area at the time. The City of Cotter saw a higher volume of population because of the Missouri-Pacific Railroad. This all changed in the early 40's and 50's when construction began on the Bull Shoals and Norfork Dams. Many of the workers constructing the Dams built houses in Mountain Home because the city served as a neutral location between the two. 

The City of Mountain Home would like to thank the Baxter County Historical Society for all the historical photos provided. Click here to view the historical photos.

Wide view of downtown Mountain Home