Lexington, Missouri: Cannonball in a Column

The cannonball embedded itself into the Lafayette courthouse column between September 18 and 20, 1861, during the "Battle of the Hemp Bales." A label painted on the column calls attention to the cannonball.

Lafayette County Court House

Address:
1001 Main St., Lexington, MO
Directions:
Lafayette County Court House. Cannonball is embedded near the top of the left-most column at the front of the building. On the south side of Main St. between 10th and 11th Sts.
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Cannonball in a Column

An old Civil War cannonball is in the front pillar.

[Cheryl Daro, 05/15/2021]

The cannonball embedded itself into the column sometime between September 18 and 20, 1861, during a Civil War battle. A helpful label painted on the column calls attention to the cannonball.


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