West to present research on courthouses of VZC

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The Van Zandt County Courthouse that county residents drive by on the square in Canton is not the first, and hopefully it is not the last, according to Precinct 4 Commissioner Tim West.

West was elected three years ago is also a respected Van Zandt County historian.  During his research, he has discovered that the county has had seven courthouses through the years.

West will present his findings at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, at the Heritage Park Museum in downtown Edgewood,

According to Commissioner West, the courthouse that is currently in use on the square in Canton was built in 1936-37, but six courthouses preceded the current one and were at different locations since the county was founded in 1848.

West has an extensive research career and is a member of the Van Zandt County Historical Commission and has served in several leadership positions.

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