Johnson County Courthouse - Warrensburg, Missouri
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 38° 45.950 W 093° 45.008
15S E 434830 N 4291058
Quick Description: Commonly called the Old Johnson County Courthouse, this former courthouse is located in the old town square which is west of the current business district in Warrensburg, Missouri.
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 5/25/2007 6:17:00 AM
Waymark Code: WM1K71
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 38

Long Description:
This building constructed between 1838 and 1842 served as the Johnson County Courthouse from 1842 to 1878. The building is was constructed of red brick in a Federal design and was stuccoed in 1870. The courthouse was the setting for the Old Drum trial in 1870 (see Old Drum waymark). This building remained the courthouse until the city shifted its center of activity to be closer to the railroad and a new small courthouse was built in 1867 and the last court was held in this building in 1878. This building is the oldest existing building in the county and currently is part of the Johnson County Historical Society Museum complex.
Street address:
Old Public Sq.
Warrensburg, Missouri


County / Borough / Parish: Johnson County

Year listed: 1970

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1825-1849

Historic function: Government

Current function: Recreation And Culture - Museum

Privately owned?: yes

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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