The Courthouse was built between 1857 and 1859 using bricks made of native clay. It has been in continuous use since that time. Great care has been taken to restore the character and charm of the structure both inside and out. A Civil War Trail marker stands outside the courthouse describing historic events occurring in this area during Stoneman’s Raid in 1865, as do several other markers and monuments.

It is still an active courthouse, so the building is open to the public. You may walk through the main areas and enjoy the beauty and character of the building.