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Spring Place Courthouse Sold, 1916

From The Chatsworth Times
June 8, 1916

COURTHOUSE AND JAIL

GO FOR A SONG Education Board Buys Buildings
at Spring Place for $10
Hope to Get Big School.

The old Murray County courthouse and jail at Spring Place, associated with many of the tragedies of life, both great and small, and around which cluster many memories of sorrow and of joy, were sold Tuesday by Murray county to the county board of education for the nominal sum of $10.

The sale was made the occasion for some stirring speeches by Messrs. C. N. King and H. H. Anderson. Col. King outlined the purposes to which the board of education hopes to put the buildings, stating that it was about time for the people to go to work for the establishment of a North Georgia school in this county. He paid an eloquent tribute to the achievements of the "mountain boys and girls' in the past, and expressed great faith in the possibilities of the future with the opportunities which a big school, right at home, would afford.

It is believed that an appropriation can be secured from the state for the establishment of a school at Spring Place, with buildings already provided for. Certainly no more ideal location for such a school could be found.

Thus it will be seen that the old courthouse, around which has revolved the great drama of life, may yet see many days of much greater usefulness.

A prominent citizen, when learning of the disposition to be made of the builds, well said, "I would rather send my boy to school than to court."

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