Wirt Court House Believed Torched in 1910

(12/18/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 5/17/1910.

Wirt County Court House Burned

Sunday morning at about 5 o'clock, the Court house at Elizabeth was found to be burning.  There were two prisoners in the jail, who discovered the fire and gave the alarm.  The contents in all the offices on the first floor were saved, but all that was in the court room was burned.  Circuit court has been in progress at that place for the past week.  The building is supposed to have been set on fire, as there was no probable way in which it could have originated otherwise.