June 29, 1842

Jasper County’s new courthouse was completed on this date at a total cost of $398.50. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store

Image by Helen Lee from Public Domain Pictures licensed under Public Domain