The Log Courthouse was DeSoto Parish’s first courthouse and was erected in 1834 at the NE corner of Franklin St. and Washington St. in Mansfield, La. The building was re-erected on its current site, NW corner of Madison St. and Polk St., in the early Eighties by the Historical Society on that site which is on loan from the City of Mansfield.
The little Log Courthouse had fallen on hard times, but it has been revived and is ready for tours. Mr. Reech wants to thank Mayor Mayweather for his help in this revitalization.
The Mayor said, “Joint projects like this will help our young people have a better sense of pride in the history of our town. It will give another attraction to help tourism in our town. And joint projects like this will bring people together by working together to make Mansfield strong again.
Anyone interested in seeing the Log Courthouse can see the Mayor at City Hall, Director Brenda Hall or Julie Rogers at the Chamber of Commerce and Hannah Gamble owner of Sew Unique located right across the street.
The keys to the Log Courthouse were presented by DeSoto Historical Society President Van Reech to Asst. Chief of Police Billy Locke and Mansfield Mayor John Mayweather.
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