Warrensburg, Missouri: Old Drum, Johnson County Old Courthouse

The trial for the 1869 killing of Old Drum the dog was conducted in this courthouse, now home of the local historical society.

Johnson County Historical Society

302 N Main St, Warrensburg, MO
Main and Market Sts.
M-Sa 1-4. Closed Su. (Call to verify)
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Old courthouse.

Old Drum, Johnson County Old Courthouse

Thirty minutes off I-70. Worth it if you like early American history. The archivist at the museum is knowledgeable and very friendly. Also a gift shop inside.

[Emma Rose, 04/13/2018]

Old courthouse and Old Drum.

Old Drum, Johnson County Old Courthouse

Old style courthouse, site of the trial for the killing of "Old Drum," man's best friend.

[Mike de Laurier, 04/09/2016]

This is the original courthouse where the trial took place. It features a historical marker and statue of Old Drum. About a half mile east is the current county courthouse, with its own Old Drum statue and tribute.

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