Posted on July 13, 2023

Jackson County Wants to Remove Andrew Jackson Statues Outside Courthouses

Makenzie Koch, WDAF, July 10, 2023

The Jackson County Legislature took steps Monday to potentially remove two statues of its namesake from prominent county landmarks.

County legislators voted 7-1 in favor of a resolution to hire a company to remove and store two statues of former President Andrew Jackson from outside the county courthouses in Kansas City and Independence.

But first, Jackson County voters will weigh in on the matter in November 2024.


In November 2020, Jackson County residents voted to keep the Jackson statues outside the two courthouses.

Then crews added a plaque to the statues in 2021, hoping to provide context.

The plaques acknowledge Jackson was a slave owner and also supported the Indian Removal Act that forced Native Americans from their homes {snip}