Wednesday, April 27, 2016

This Day in Indiana History - April 27, 1876 - Martin County Court House Burn

A Day in Indiana History - April


April 27, 1876 - Martin County Court House Burns
Martin County early in its history developed a reputation for changing its county seat frequently. The residents of the county petitioned the Indiana General Assembly eight times for a change in county seats. Finally, on July 4, 1871, the ninth county seat in Martin County opened for business in West Shoals. The Court House burned on April 27, 1876, creating a need for a new one. Since then the town of Shoals has encompassed the town of West Shoals, so the courthouse moved to a new town without having to be relocated. The old court house served as the county seat of government until 2002, when a new one replaced it. The building currently houses the Martin County Historical Museum. For information, contact:
Capital Ave
P.O. Box 564
Shoals, Indiana 47581
812-247-1133

historical@frontier.com

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