The Madison County Courthouse is turning 100-years-old. Clerk of Court Tim Sanders visited the Rotary on Tuesday, Nov. 5 to share some on the history of the courthouse in its 100 years.
The courthouse cornerstone was laid in 1913 but the building was not finished until 1914. The previous two courthouses burnt down. The first was in the middle of what is currently the Four Freedom’s Park and the second was in the present day location.
Sanders assured Rotary members that the courthouse and the records that date back to 1831 are protected by a state of the art fire suppression system.
The cost of the current courthouse when it was built was contracted for $56,485.
Sanders and The Treasurers of Madison County are hosting a Centennial Celebration on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. in the courtroom at the courthouse. Judge Edwin B. Browning will be the guest speaker. After the program, there will be a tour of the rotunda exhibit and refreshments to enjoy.