Jackson County Courthouse - Independence, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 39° 05.449 W 094° 24.990
15S E 377497 N 4327809
Quick Description: Historic log courthouse in Independence, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 6/4/2011 5:36:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMBN26
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

The first JACKSON COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 107 W. Kansas Ave., is a small, one-story log house containing two rooms, with restored stone chimneys at each end. The courthouse was erected in 1827 at a cost of $150. Its white oak and walnut logs were cut by Sam Shepherd, a Negro slave. It was built at the southeast corner of Lynn St. and Lexington Ave., but in 1916 was moved to its present site. Today (1941) it houses the headquarters of the Community Welfare League. - Missouri: A Guide to the "Show Me" State, Tour 2, pg.397.

The building is now a museum and is open 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Mon. - Fri. April 1 - October 31. The building was used as late as 1932 for Jackson County Court purposes by then Judge Harry S. Truman.

Book: Missouri

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 397

Year Originally Published: 1941

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