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San Juan Capistrano in Orange County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

San Juan Capistrano Jail Cell

 
 
San Juan Capistrano Jail Cell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 14, 2020
1. San Juan Capistrano Jail Cell Marker
Inscription.  This jail cell was built in 1896 to serve as a holding cell for miscreants on their way to County jail. Originally located on the west side of Camino Capistrano at the intersection with Ortega Highway, it was the scene of several jailbreaks and one hanging.
 
Erected 1983 by Orange County Board of Supervisors and Orange County Historical Commission. (Marker Number 31.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks.
 
Location. 33° 30.011′ N, 117° 39.848′ W. Marker is in San Juan Capistrano, California, in Orange County. Marker is on Los Rios Street south of River Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in the Los Rios Historic District. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 31861 Los Rios St, San Juan Capistrano CA 92675, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. O'Neill Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); "Oliveras Home" (within shouting distance of this marker); Rios Adobe (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Welcome to the Los Rios Historic District
Jail Cell and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, April 14, 2020
2. Jail Cell and Marker
(about 400 feet away); Domingo Yorba Adobe (about 400 feet away); Combs House (about 500 feet away); Garcia Adobe (about 500 feet away); Manuel Garcia Adobe (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Juan Capistrano.
 
San Juan Capistrano Jail Cell image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, June 28, 2008
3. San Juan Capistrano Jail Cell
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 728 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on August 7, 2019, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 18, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   3. submitted on November 29, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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