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Murray in Calloway County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

First Courthouse

 
 
First Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 14, 2021
1. First Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  First public building in Jackson Purchase area. Built in 1823 for $100, it was originally erected at Wadesboro, Calloway county seat, 1822-42, where its first session of court was held, Feb. 13, 1823. Remained in use till new one built in 1831. Murray became county seat in 1843 and the log building was moved here then. It has been used as a residence for over a century.
 
Erected by Kentucky Historical Society • Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1263.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureLaw Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 13, 1823.
 
Location. 36° 37.369′ N, 88° 18.628′ W. Marker is in Murray, Kentucky, in Calloway County. Marker can be reached from Gil Hopson Drive (County Route 1084) 0.3 miles north of Arcadia Circle, on the left when traveling north. Marker located in Central Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Murray KY 42071, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Waters Schoolhouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
First Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, August 14, 2021
2. First Courthouse Marker
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Stubblefield Birthplace (approx. ¾ mile away); Will Linn House (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Christian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Calloway County War Memorial (approx. one mile away); Confederate Memorial (Murray, Kentucky) (approx. one mile away); County Named, 1822 (approx. one mile away); Desegregation of Murray State College (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Murray.
 
Also see . . .  First Courthouse. By Katie Crawford-Lackey for ExploreKYHistory, a Kentucky Historical Society series. (Submitted on August 16, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 16, 2021, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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