Shannon County

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Shannon County is named for George Shannon who was a member of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.


Created:  January 29, 1841

County Seat:

Round Spring  1841 – 1868

Eminence          1868 – present


County Courthouse – Eminence


Location:  201 Main Street / Pine Street

Built:  1939 – 1941

Style:  Art Deco / Federalist

Architect:  Dan R Sanford of Springfield

Contractor:  G A Norton of Springfield


Description: The building faces east and is a three story red colored brick veneer, stone, steel and concrete structure. The east front has a projecting center section rising two stories with stone facing at the entrance and rising to the top of the second story. On the corners are slightly projecting pillars with stone at the top. The building has a flat roof. 



N – Dent County

E – Reynolds County and Carter County 

S – Oregon County 

W – Howell County and Texas County











Photos taken 2009