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Shelburne in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Jail

1890 • Castleton, Vermont • Moved to Museum: 1953

 
 
Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
1. Jail Marker
Inscription.  The active slate-quarrying industry of Castleton, Vermont, provided ample raw materials for the construction of this holding structure, which houses two cells and a jailer's anteroom. A single barred window admits light into the building, which is secured by a riveted iron door. The community used the jail for more than fifty years, until it was transferred to the Museum.
 
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceLaw Enforcement.
 
Location. 44° 22.678′ N, 73° 13.793′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker and building are on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road (US Hwy 7), Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Smokehouse (a few steps from this marker); Shaker Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Stone Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Hat and Fragrance Textile Gallery
Jail and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
2. Jail and Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Toy Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Weaving Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Variety Unit (within shouting distance of this marker); Danby Water Fountain, Before 1911 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .  The Shelburne Museum Story. (Submitted on October 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Jail Interior image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 7, 2017
3. Jail Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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