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Cape Girardeau Common Pleas Courthouse

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Springtime at the Common Pleas Courthouse
Common Pleas Courthouse Gazebo
Springtime at the Common Pleas Courthouse
Fall Colors at the Common Pleas Courthouse

The Common Pleas Courthouse was completed in 1854. It sits high atop a hill, overlooking downtown. It played a big part in our history, from American Indian council meetings to the Civil War. The dungeon was used to jail southern sympathizers and perhaps Confederate soldiers.The lawn of the Common Pleas Courthouse was recently named Ivers Square in honor of James Iver, a local slave who enlisted in the Union Army.On the west side of the courthouse stand memorials: A cast of a Union soldier, who sits atop a fountain way, was presented by the Women’s Relief Corps in 1911; another is a Vietnam Memorial.


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44 N. Lorimier
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
Smoking Allowed Outdoors Only
Activities Within 10 Miles
Backpacking Trail
Biking / Walking Trails
Casino Gaming
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
This Facility Is In The National Register Of Historic Places
Group Policy
Advance Contact Required
Pet Policy
Pets Are Not Allowed
Service Animals Welcome
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages