Pepin County Courthouse
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Benron
N 44° 37.648 W 091° 58.080
15T E 581862 N 4942086
Quick Description: A marker in Durand, WI
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 2/28/2010 7:27:05 PM
Waymark Code: WM8AGE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member onfire4jesus
Views: 12

Long Description:
Built in 1873-1874 for $7000, this building served as the center of Pepin County government for 105 years and is Wisconsin's last remaining wood-frame courthouse. The temple-front Greek revival style architecture represents strong democratic ideals of government. Building the courthouse settled a turbulent controversy surrounding the selection of the county seat.

The courthouse lawn was the scene of a lynching that gained widespread attention. On November 19, 1881, an angry mob seized Ed Maxwell, who had been accused of killing two lawmen. Still in handcuffs and leg irons and a with a noose around his neck, Maxwell was dragged down the steps to a tree in the yard where he was hanged.
County: Pepin

Location: Building

MarkerID: 507

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