Liberty Stones

When I started THE TOWN SIGN PROJECT I had no intention of photographing the courthouses and the Freedom Rocks of each county. It was just something that evolved over time, because of a few small factors here and there that I don’t need to get into. However, since I have started seeking out courthouses and Freedom Rocks, it has been a real joy and often have been one of the highlights of my town sign harvesting trips.

Because of this, I have started to go back and get courthouse and Freedom Rock pictures of the counties where I ignored them or didn’t photograph them. Here is the first set of images I have captured to fill in some holes:


Boone County Freedom Rock
Boone County Freedom Rock

Boone County Freedom Rock

Boone County Freedom Rock

Boone County Freedom Rock

Greene County Courthouse
Greene County Courthouse

Greene County Freedom Rock
Greene County Freedom Rock

Greene County Freedom Rock

Greene County Freedom Rock

Greene County Freedom Rock

Hamilton County Freedom Rock
Hamilton County Freedom Rock

Hamilton County Freedom Rock

Hamilton County Freedom Rock

Hardin County Courthouse
Hardin County Courthouse

Hardin County Freedom Rock
Hardin County Freedom Rock

Hardin County Freedom Rock

Hardin County Freedom Rock

Hardin County Freedom Rock

Hardin County Freedom Rock

Webster County Courthouse
Webster County Courthouse

Webster County Freedom Rock
Webster County Freedom Rock

Webster County Freedom Rock

Webster County Freedom Rock

Webster County Freedom Rock

Webster County Freedom Rock

I’m always surprised by what counties have beautiful courthouses and which ones have monstrosities. It is also fascinating to see what different counties do with their Freedom Rock. Many just kind of dump it next to their courthouse. Some throw it in a park. Others build a cool veterans’ memorial around it and others incorporate it into an existing veterans’ memorial.

I’ve created an album for all the courthouses and Freedom Rocks to date. You can check it out by clicking on the link below:

Courthouses and Freedom Rocks

It still have several courthouses and Freedom Rocks to backfill in. But this is a start.

2 thoughts on “Liberty Stones”

  1. You really do need to get “Liberty Stones” trademarked.

    These are great photos. It is fascinating how different counties react – even some of the counties who have to have less funding do something amazing.

  2. Went through Warren County with Shannon on Sunday. The paint is peeling off of their Freedom Rock. The first one I’ve seen with that problem. Wonder if it was an early one before he figured out his system. Or maybe it just isn’t maintained.

    Actually Liberty Stones is the hero in the series of old west novels I’m working on.

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