Johnson County Courthouse
2
302 N. Main St.
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660-747-6480
Mon.-Fri., 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; and by appointment.

The circa 1838 courthouse was the site of the 1870 Old Drum trial, famous for George Graham Vest's closing argument, known as Tribute to a Dog. The oratory is said to be the origin of the phrase "a dog is a man's best friend." Tours offered. A one-room school and the Mary Miller Smiser Heritage Library and Johnson County Museum are adjacent. Admission: $3.

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