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Cumberland County Offices
1 Courthouse Square Carlisle, PA 17013
Hours: M-F 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Ph: 717.240.6100
Toll Free: 1.888.697.0371
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History of the Cumberland County Old Courthouse
The Cumberland County Courthouse, built in 1846, is a brick structure with sandstone columns and an impressive bell-and-clock tower. On July 1, 1863, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart demanded that the Union General William Smith surrender and he replied, "shell and be damned." One of the columns bears the mark of the artillery barrage that followed before General Robert E. Lee ordered the Confederate cavalry unit to the Battle of Gettysburg.