Franklin County Courthouse Decommissioning Ceremony Set for Monday in Benton

BENTON – The 1875 Franklin County Courthouse will be decommissioned during a ceremony set for Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the courthouse on the Benton Square.

Franklin County Board Chairman Randall Crocker describes what will be going on. 

A date for courthouse demolition has not been set, but Crocker says it will be sometime this summer.

Once demolition is completed, construction of the new $20.8 million courthouse will begin. The new facility is set to open sometime late next year.

In case of bad weather, Crocker says the decommissioning ceremony will be held in the basement at the Campbell Building.