Joplin, MissouriJasper County, Missouri boasts two county courthouses — one in Joplin and one in Carthage, the county seat. Actually, there could have been three county courthouses; Webb City also insisted upon having one. Bitter rivals in the 1890s, the three towns fought over where the county courthouse would be built. Joplin and Webb City refused to be taxed for constructing a courthouse in Carthage. Leaders of Carthage and Joplin came to physical blows over the dispute. A compromise was finally struck; two courthouses were built.
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|Date Added||Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 12:24pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 365582 N 4105175|
|Decimal Degrees||37.08323333, -94.51231667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 4.994', W 94° 30.739'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 4' 59.64" N, 94° 30' 44.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 725-731 S Virginia Ave, Joplin MO 64801, US|
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