Courthouse Square in Go Down, Moses (Location)

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Courthouse and Square
Type: 
Courthouse
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Faulkner map
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Description: 

Courthouse Square sits at the center of Jefferson, and throughout Faulkner's fictions represents the center of Yoknapatawpha as well. It is lined by stores and law and medical offices. At the center of the Square sits the county courthouse, which contains the judge's office where Lucas and George are informally tried. It also houses the Chancery Clerk's books. Civil cases like the divorce Molly Beauchamp seeks are handled in the office of the Chancellor, "a small detached building beside the courthouse proper" (122).

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Site of Event
Status: 
Continuous
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