McLean County Courthouse Burns (1908)

The McLean County Courthouse at Calhoun, Ky., was burned last Wednesday night. The fire started after a night session of Court.  The loss is $40,000.  Nearly all the records were destroyed.

Daily public ledger. (Maysville, Ky.), 20 Jan. 1908. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Lib. of Congress. <>

2 Replies to “McLean County Courthouse Burns (1908)”

  1. Only two books were destroyed and they had been left outside the vault. This news article about everything being destroyed was, of course, mistaken. None of the marriage books or deed books were damaged.

    • Very interesting Glenda! Thank you for sharing the correction! I guess newspapers of old get their stories wrong just as much as they still do today at times eh? 🙂