The Odd Story Of The Hunt County Courthouse Howitzer

Jan 29, 2020

Hunt County Courthouse Howitzer
Credit Carol Taylor

Carol Taylor, chairman of the Hunt County Historical Commission, relates the tale of the small howitzer that can be seen on the north lawn of the Hunt County Courthouse.  Most people probably don't realize it is a Japanese Howitzer from World War II.  How it came to be located on the courthouse lawn is an involved, and not completely understood story, but it was apparently a substitute provided by the U.S. government after the county donated a more impressive cannon for a scrap-metal drive in the early days of World War II.