The first time you see the 1908 Courthouse, you are going to be impressed by the fantastically restored Richardsonian-style architecture of the building sitting in the middle of Independence. This magnificent century-old historic courthouse is devoted to preserving the history and legacy of the county for future generations. Inside is the Treasury Gift Shop featuring over 100 contributing artists and crafters, bringing to you a unique shopping experience full of loving crafted items. The Courthouse also serves as a stage for Bluegrass and Old Time Musical Jams and concerts.