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Norman Rockwell never had it so good

The Carthage square has seen it's boom and bust days, as most small town county centers have. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ItchyFeetGettingAway
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Virginia
Visiting friends

Love walking the square to shop, have coffee and see the courthouse! Good time to come is in Oct... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
jbsings4him
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Plano, Texas
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Carthage, MO
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"beautiful building"
in 8 reviews
"cage elevator"
in 5 reviews
"elevator operator"
in 2 reviews
"interesting features"
in 2 reviews
"antique stores"
in 2 reviews
"local history"
in 3 reviews
"civil war"
in 4 reviews
"castle"
in 10 reviews
"route"
in 9 reviews
"architecture"
in 11 reviews
"photographed"
in 5 reviews
"quarry"
in 2 reviews
"stately"
in 2 reviews
"edifice"
in 2 reviews
"grandeur"
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"stone"
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"narration"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Carthage square has seen it's boom and bust days, as most small town county centers have. The courthouse is a beautiful example of period architecture in local stone, with many interior touches still intact. It's still a working center, but worth visiting.

Thank ItchyFeetGettingAway
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Love walking the square to shop, have coffee and see the courthouse! Good time to come is in Oct for Maple Leaf festival. Band competition, parade, arts and crafts festival, etc. a whole month of events!

Thank jbsings4him
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Beautiful building wonderfully illuminated at night. Star on the top is visible from Route 66 traveling either east or west.

Thank Mitchell B
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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Though the trip here can be just for a payment of taxes, the Jasper County Courthiuse is such a beautiful historic building that there is always some delight to see the design and structure.

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

This was a bit out of the way- but a fun stop! The architecture is just beautiful! The first floor is a free museum. Take a ride in the cage elevator, an employee runs the buttons. See the Route 66 display, War memorabilia, Rocks &...More

Thank nowincolorado
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Carthage, Missouri, is home to a quarry from which has come the marble for many monuments and governmental facilities around the nation. The Jasper County courthouse is one of the finest showcases of its majesty. Beautiful stone and classical architecture blend into a remarkable edifice....More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

I grew up in Carthage. The Courthouse was just always there so to speak. As a child I never appreciated the beauty and grandeur of it. But now, as an adult, I see how truly lovely it is. Almost like our own personal castle. As...More

Thank tamstrat
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is one of the nicest buildings I've seen, its like stepping back in time, in a lovely small city

Thank brenbaker
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This building is beautiful. Nestled in a bustling town square with shopping and services in historic buildings the courthouse is a gem. Inside the old cage elevator as well as exhibits ranging from Route 66 to WWII to the Boy Scouts and Campfire Girls provide...More

Thank dspr8o
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Great architecture in this courthouse! Be sure and go inside. There is a wonderful mural by Lowell Davis as well as a working steel cage elevator,artifacts from the area and more.

Thank Elaine D
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dharris001
11 October 2016|
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Response from webbsyght | Reviewed this property |
No charge and handicap accessible
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14 October 2015|
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Response from travelinmimi | Reviewed this property |
You actually won't need a map as you can see the top of the Court House with its huge star from most places in town! If you come into town on Route 66 then you will need to turn South onto Main Street and go 2-3 blocks. Our... More
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