|Gallatin County Courthouse||The Sixth District Democratic Convention
Met in Warsaw in September of 1892. They
met in this tent in the yard of the court house
|Main St.,Looking South
Sept 1, 1909, to Maud McHargul, Corbin, KY
"I am at Warsaw attending the Institute. This is a
lonesome place for children who are use to high society.
It's near Verona. Who is your beau? Your friend Adda”
|Main Cross, taken from about
where City Hall is today.
|The Warsaw Leader had this to say
about the above card in 1909.
|These two were published by the Clore
Drug Co. in Warsaw, in the days
when the courthouse faced the river.
|Before 1838, when Gallatin County split to form Gallatin and Carroll, the Gallatin County Courthouse was in Carrollton, then called Port William. The structure shown on this page was built in 1837, and, while added onto, and modified, it's the only court house ever to stand in what is now Gallatin County.|
Aerial View of Gallatin County Court House
These are what is now the front, but was then the back
of the courthouse. The WPA re-oriented it in 1939.
More pictures of the 1939 Court House Renovation are here.
The remodeling of 1869, here.
After the remodeling.
Note the WPA sign still on the front porch.
|“A number of lawyers, from other places, have been attending Circuit Court, at Warsaw, and the [Warsaw] Record says it is a fine harvest for them, but death to the client.” Carrollton Democrat, March 29, 1873|
The three men in front of the Court House are Ward Yeager,
Russell Ashcraft, and Clarence ----. The man leaving the porch
is Hub Ferguson, the sheriff who would later be murdered.
A Caroline Williams sketch of the Courthouse
|Roll of Honor from
World War II
|Christmas Scene||Mailed in 1963, this is a handmade
postcard made from the cover of the
October, 1959 issue of Ford Times
There was an attempt in 1868 to burn the courthouse, read it here.
|“The contract for building the new Courthouse was let out Tuesday to Messrs. Winter & Carr for the sum of $7,814.75. Work on it was to be commenced last Monday. We understand that it is not proposed to build an entirely new court house, but only to build an addition to the present one, and approve it in appearance and convenience, by lengthening it, thus making room for the offices of the different county officers, on the lower floor, with the court room in the upper story. Gallatin deserves credit for her public spirit and taste in this.” from the Carrollton Democrat, April 23, 1870.|
|Spike Wright tells us that this is “Judy Sullivan Smith on left and Jackie Pittman Mylor on right. John Wright (County Attorney) is behind Judy and County Judge Ed Rea is behind Jackie. The man in the middle is unknown, but assumed to be with the commission that placed the marker. Man on right side of the picture in the background in the hat is Richard LeGrand. Background middle in glasses is Pete Householder and either Jack Satchwell or Shupie Jones (opinions differ). The house over Jackie's shoulder is the C. Allen Caldwell house on Courthouse square.” Thanks, Spike.|
|The Court House Crowd,
c. 1963, key to names is here.
|The County buys a new
tractor, c. 1963, key to
the names is here.
|Herb Tinsley, with a gathering
of prominent Gallatin Countians,
January 7, 1952. A key to
who's in the picture is here.
Thanks! to Spike Wright for these three pictures.
A campaign bus comes thru town, c. 1960
If you want a huge size version of the picture above, big enough to possibly
identify folks in the picture, click here. We see Ward Yeager (on the left, with the bow tie), but
the rest of the crowd is unknown to us. Contact us, please, if you can identify folks.
A political campaign comes thru Warsaw.
Thought to be an Alban Barkley campaign; this speaker unknown.
|Gallatin County Judge
J. M. Rankin
|Cecil Hendrix Spencer,
County Clerk, 1923
|Earl Spencer, County Judge, 1960, and, as noted in the Gallatin County News, “the most prolific vote-getter in the history of Gallatin County.”|