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Clifton in Greenlee County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Clifton Cliff Jail

 
 
Clifton Cliff Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 19, 2010
1. Clifton Cliff Jail Marker
Inscription. Blasted from living rock this jail confined many of the bad men who crowed into the district in the boom days. Local tradition says that the first inmate in 1881 was the miner who built the jail. It was contributed to the town by the Lesinsky Brothers who built the first copper smelter on Chase Creek.
 
Erected 1962 by Arizona Development Board.
 
Location. 33° 3.33′ N, 109° 17.958′ W. Marker is in Clifton, Arizona, in Greenlee County. Marker is on The Coronado Trail (U.S. 191 at milepost 164), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clifton AZ 85533, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Clifton (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Eagles' Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fermin Palicio Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Phelps Dodge Hidalgo Smelter (approx. 0.3 miles away); San Francisco River (approx. half a mile away); Apache Grove (approx. 14.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. The Clifton Cliff Jail. A short Arizona Stories-Milestones AzPBS.org (KATV-8) video production by Arizona State University with photos
Clifton Cliff Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 19, 2010
2. Clifton Cliff Jail Marker
The entrance to the jail is the small cave opening to the right of the marker.
and information on the jail. (Submitted on September 29, 2010.) 

2. Greenlee County - Points of Interests. A listing of Greenlee County's Points of Interests including a detailed history of the jail. (Submitted on September 29, 2010.) 
 
Additional keywords. jails
 
Categories. Man-Made Features
 
Clifton Cliff Jail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, September 19, 2010
3. Clifton Cliff Jail
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,055 times since then and 37 times this year. Last updated on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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