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The shooting of Charles Burden's prize hunting dog became the center of a heated court battle featuring four lawyers, each partnered with their opponent from the Civil War era.
The original site of the trial of "Old Drum", the 1838 Old Courthouse…
In honored memory of those
from Johnson County
who gave their lives in
World War I
World War II
The Korean and Vietnam Conflicts,
and to all of those
who valiantly fought for
liberty, freedom and justice.
[Roll of Honored Dead]
the organization of
on December 13, 1834,
and the location of
the county seat at Warrensburg
on December 13, 1836.
Johnson County Co…
Legendary mineral springs discovered by
Osage Indians in 1100 A.D. These waters
were developed by J.H. Christopher in 1883
to become a major cultural resort.
Listed in the National Register
of Historic Places
April 7, 1995
Constructed of locally quarried sandstone, the present Johnson County Courthouse is the oldest of four Missouri courthouses designed by architect George E. McDonald of Omaha, Ne…
When memory keeps me company and moves to smile or tears,
A weather-beaten object looms through the mist of years,
Behind the house and barn it stood, a half a mile or more—
And hurrying feet a path had made, straight to its swinging door…
Originally built in 1954 as a segregated park with only restrooms & two BBQ grills, the park has experienced a rebirth as over 3,000 volunteers and many generous donors contributed to the 2000 - 2005 rebuilding of this 3.28 acre site & its dedicat…
This sculpture, honoring John William "Blind" Boone was commissioned by the Blind Boone Renovation Group & created in honor of Mr. Boone by artist Ai Qiu Hopen. It sits on a piece of locally quarried limestone. Volunteers raised the money for th…
In this Old Courthouse
on Sept. 27, 1870
Senator George Graham Vest
"Eulogy to a Dog"
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…