Wirt County Courthouse-100 Years

By: Shannon Houser Email
By: Shannon Houser Email

The Wirt County Courthouse in Elizabeth is celebrating one hundred years this weekend with a celebration that will last all summer.

The celebration begins Saturday at eleven a.m. and will include a military band playing patriotic music, refreshments, and a courthouse tour to honor the history of building and courthouse legacy.

"I'm the mistress of ceremonies and I'm going to be arriving by horse drawn buggy. We're recreating how it would have been a hundred years ago. All the townspeople and out in the farms and community are coming," says Sherry Smith, the Mistress of Ceremonies.

The original courthouse burned down many years ago when two prisoners attempted to escape with a heated poker.

The courthouse has a cornerstone built into the side of the building that contains pictures and other artifacts from 1911.


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