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Warrensburg in Johnson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Old Public Square

 
 
Old Public Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 20, 2015
1. Old Public Square Marker
Inscription.

Structures on this square included, besides the Courthouse, a jail, clerks' offices, markethouse, and from time to time, lawyers' offices. A well, sidewalks, and fence also were constructed. Locust and maple trees gave shade.

The square was surveyed and established in 1836, at the founding of Warrensburg, which took its name from a resident Revolutionary War veteran, Martin Warren.
 
Erected 1976 by Johnson County Historical Society.
 
Location. 38° 45.93′ N, 93° 45.014′ W. Marker is in Warrensburg, Missouri, in Johnson County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Market Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warrensburg MO 64093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis Marion Cockrell (within shouting distance of this marker); Tribute to the Dog (within shouting distance of this marker); Senator George Graham Vest (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson County's Old Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Drum (within shouting

Old Public Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 20, 2015
2. Old Public Square Marker
Old courthouse in background
distance of this marker); The Passing of the Old Backhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Blind Boone Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); John William Boone (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Warrensburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Johnson County (MO) Historical Society. (Submitted on July 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Warrensburg, Missouri, History. (Submitted on July 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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