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First Jail in Sevier County

 
 
First Jail in Sevier County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 29, 2018
1. First Jail in Sevier County Marker
Inscription.  The first county jail was built in 1879, and was located on Third North and Main Street. It joined the county court house on the east. The jail consisted of two cells built by spiking 2 x 4's and nailing them together. The cells were plastered. The roof was shingled and was supposed to be rainproof. A high board fence was built around the lot. The bed ticks were filled with straw and a board served as a bed.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
 
Location. 38° 47.55′ N, 112° 5.137′ W. Marker is in Richfield, Utah, in Sevier County. Marker can be reached from County Road 1554 north of I-70 exit 40. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richfield UT 84701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Lime Kiln (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richfield Pioneers (approx. 1.4 miles away); Richfield Carnegie Library (approx. 1.7 miles away); Academy Hall (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort Omni – Richfield (approx. 1.8 miles
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away); Richfield Presbyterian Church and School (approx. 1.9 miles away); Glenwood United Order (approx. 5.2 miles away); ZCMI Co-Op Building 1878-1930 / Glenwood Cooperative Mercantile (approx. 5˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richfield.
 
First Jail in Sevier County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 29, 2018
2. First Jail in Sevier County Marker
Marker is small plaque mounted on fence.
First Jail in Sevier County image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 29, 2018
3. First Jail in Sevier County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 6, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 6, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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