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

Johnson County's Old Courthouse

1838 - 1871

 
 
Johnson County's Old Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 20, 2015
1. Johnson County's Old Courthouse Marker
Inscription.

Here in 1870, George Graham Vest delivered his Eulogy to the Dog in the Old Drum Case. The building served as a seat of justice, a meetinghouse, and vital record keeper in the county's formative years. It was the scene of a murder, Civil War troop occupation, and a daring raid that removed and hid the records for three years.

It is one of the rare examples of Federal style architecture this far West.
 
Erected 1976 by Johnson County Historical Society, Gift of Centennial Club, MFWC.
 
Location. 38° 45.959′ N, 93° 45.012′ W. Marker is in Warrensburg, Missouri, in Johnson County. Marker is on Main Street south of Gay Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 North Main Street, Warrensburg MO 64093, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Senator George Graham Vest (a few steps from this marker); Tribute to the Dog (a few steps from this marker); Old Drum (a few steps from this marker); Francis Marion Cockrell (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Public Square (within shouting

Public Square Drawing on Johnson County's Old Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 20, 2015
2. Public Square Drawing on Johnson County's Old Courthouse Marker
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warrensburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Johnson County (MO) Historical Society Museum Complex. (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.)
3. Johnson County, Missouri, Official Website. (Submitted on July 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Johnson County's Old Courthouse and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 20, 2015
3. Johnson County's Old Courthouse and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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