Pickens County Courthouse

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  1. Ian Topham says:

    Re: Pickens County Courthouse
    According to another source, in January 1878 Henry Wells was shot whilst being arrested and died of his wounds a few days later after confessing to the arson. The garrett windows were not installed until a few weeks following the death of Wells. As for being hung by an angry mob, slightly earlier, on 26 September 1877, a murderer called Nathaniel Pierce was dragged from the courthouse and so killed. Perhaps the three incidents happening close to one another all got mixed together to create the tale.