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Wetumpka in Elmore County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Old Calaboose

c. 1820

 
 
Old Calaboose Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 26, 2018
1. Old Calaboose Marker
Inscription.  
First Jail in Wetumpka

 
Erected by the City of Wetumpka.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 32° 32.293′ N, 86° 12.342′ W. Marker is in Wetumpka, Alabama, in Elmore County. Marker is on Orline Street 0.1 miles south of Hill Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Orline Street, Wetumpka AL 36092, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. High Water Mark (here, next to this marker); Wetumpka's Bridges (a few steps from this marker); Elmore County Vietnam War Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wetumpka Historical Marker (about 500 feet away); Elmore County World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away); Elmore County Korean War Memorial (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wetumpka Light Guard (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wetumpka.
 
Old Calaboose next to the Coosa River and the Bibb Graves Bridge. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 26, 2018
2. Old Calaboose next to the Coosa River and the Bibb Graves Bridge.
This first jail was built by prison labor.
The Old Calaboose Jail looking north on Orline Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 26, 2018
3. The Old Calaboose Jail looking north on Orline Street.
It is a one story rectangular brick structure on a fieldstone foundation. It has a hipped roof, small barred windows on three sides and heavy wooden entrance door on its eastern elevation.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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