Independence in Jackson County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
A Century of Progress
Before this structure time has unfolded a panorama of historical significance. Indians have camped in its vicinity. Pioneers have left its doorway and set forth to conquer the perils of the Oregon, California, and Santa Fe Trails. Soldiers have marched from its protecting shadow to defend the cause of justice in every martial conflict.
The courthouse stands today in new dignity, ready to meet the challenge of another century with assurance born of its history of faithful service to a mighty people.
Dedicated September 7, 1933
Members of Jackson County Court during building construction periods
1836 Moses G. Wilson Lawrence Flournoy John Smith
1846 Alvin Brooking Richard D. Stanley James Gray
1872 James B. Yeager Lucius Carey Joshua Petty
1887 John A. McDonald Hugh Lynch William G. Chiles
1907 J. M. Patterson Charles E. Moss George J. Dodd
1933 Harry S. Truman Eugene I. Purcell Battle McCardle W. O. Beeman
Fred A. Boxley County Counselor
Keene & Simpson Fred Wallace
Erected 1933 by Jackson County Court.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #33 Harry S. Truman series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 7, 1890.
Location. 39° 5.542′ N, 94° 24.987′ W. Marker is in Independence, Missouri, in Jackson County. Marker is on Lexington Avenue near Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Marble marker panels flank the main (south) entrance to the former county courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 West Lexington Avenue, Independence MO 64050, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Battle of Independence (a few steps from this marker); Our Jackson County PioneersHistoric Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Santa Fe Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Here the Oregon Trail Began (within shouting distance of this marker); General Andrew Jackson (within shouting distance of this marker); Harry S. Truman (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Independence.
Also see . . . Jackson County, Missouri. (Submitted on August 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 754 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.