On the Courthouse Square in beautiful downtown Charlotte, stands the 1885 Eaton County Courthouse. It served as the center of county government until 1976. The courthouse’s authoritative presence has made it a powerful symbol within the community. The elaborate woodwork, tile floors and stained glass ceiling are a testament to the architectural design and craftsmanship of the period.
Courthouse Square Association preserves, collects, interprets and promotes the history of Eaton County through permanent and temporary exhibits, as well as educational programming. Period rooms, such as the Judge’s Chambers, Law Library and the Circuit Courtroom, remain favorite attractions. CSA has over 13, 000 artifacts in it’s collection. Examples range from early Native American tools to twentieth century military uniforms.
The Courthouse Square, comprised of the 1885 Eaton County Courthouse and the 1873 Sheriff’s Residence, is on the National Register of Historic Places. CSA also owns the 1845 Eaton County Courthouse, which is located at Bennett Park. The museum offers rental opportunities for various functions. Give them a call at 543-6999