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Liberty in Clay County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

First Court House Site

Clay County Historical Society Historic Landmark

 
 
First Court House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2013
1. First Court House Site Marker
Inscription.  

Originally John Owens' log tavern near Liberty Spring. Used for court sessions until 1831, when the permanent court house was built on the square.

Bicentennial 1976
 
Erected 1976 by Clay County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, Clay County Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1831.
 
Location. 39° 14.72′ N, 94° 25.173′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Missouri, in Clay County. Marker is on Water Street north of Mill Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is on the east wall of the William S. Brandom Law Enforcement Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty MO 64068, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Scales and Rails (here, next to this marker); War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Intelligencia (within shouting distance of this marker); Jurisprudence (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacred Waters
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Clay County American Revolution Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Suburban Archways (within shouting distance of this marker); Passing Pleasures, Tourist Treasures (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
 
Also see . . .
1. Clay County, Missouri, Official Website. (Submitted on September 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Clay County Archives and Historical Library. (Submitted on September 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
First Court House Site Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2013
2. First Court House Site Marker Detail
First Court House Site Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2013
3. First Court House Site Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 483 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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