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Posted: Tuesday, 27 May 2014 2:10PM

Burned Courthouse Debris Presented To Fiscal Court

Artifacts found during the Christian County Courthouse renovation were presented to Christian Fiscal Court Tuesday and will be on display in the future. Christian County Historian William Turner says County Clerk Mike Kem called him to the Courthouse in January when workers opened a hole in the floor and discovered debris from when the original Courthouse was burned during the Civil War.

Turner says the discovery of the debris field left from the fire is something not many historians get the chance to witness.


Under the Courthouse, Turner along with Museum Director Alissa Keller, and Irene and Jeff Grace, unearthed a piece of foundation, bricks, and plaster from the former Courthouse as well as pieces of debris that include Coke and 7-Up bottles imprinted with Hopkinsville, KY, cat skulls, and other construction material. The items will be displayed at the Museums of Historic Hopkinsville and Christian County in the future.

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