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Jacob Wolf House

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The Jacob Wolf House Historic Site is managed by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, a division of the Arkansas Department of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism. The historic site is located in Norfork, (Baxter County). The center piece of the property is the Jacob Wolf House. The structure was built on-site in 1829 and is the oldest public building in Arkansas. It is on the national register of historic places. The two-story dog-trot public structure served as the Izard County Territorial Courthouse from 1829-1835. After the seat of justice moved, the ownership reverted to Jacob Wolf and became the Wolf family home until 1863. The structure is the last remaining two-story dog-trot public structure in the United States. 

Interpretive themes documented at the site are River Travel and Trade, Native American Culture, Territorial Politics, Early Statehood, Slavery in the Ozarks, and The Civil War. Visitors can enjoy the structure and grounds via self-guiding opportunities Tuesday-Saturday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm.
13775 Highway 5
Norfork, AR 72658