Encyclopedia of Missouri courthouses
"Missouri became a state in 1821, the 24th state to be admitted to the Union and the second state formed from the land acquired in the 1803 Louisiana Purchase. By 1861 the state had authorized formation of 114 counties to complete Missouri's present county organization. Only three states contain more counties-Texas, Georgia and Kentucky. The purpose of this work is to provide information regarding dates of construction, names of architects and builders, approximate costs, and illustrations whenever possible for every courthouse known to have been built in Missouri. This encyclopedia is not intended to be a complete story of any county's courthouses. Such an effort would touch upon many aspects of Missouri's cultural, political, social and geographical history; however, the bibliographies that conclude each of these reports will help local historians begin such an undertaking."--from Preface.
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Provided for historical documentation only. Check Missouri Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station websites for current information.