Yuma in Yuma County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
View of the Prison from Across the River
Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
Erected by Arizona State Parks.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
Location. 32° 43.677′ N, 114° 36.898′ W. Marker is in Yuma, Arizona, in Yuma County. Marker can be reached from Prison Hill Road, half a mile north of Harold C. Giss Parkway. Marker is located in Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 220 Prison Hill Road, Yuma AZ 85364, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Indian Hill" (here, next to this marker); The All-important Colorado River Crossing (a few steps from this marker); Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail (a few steps from Site of Old Ferry Landing (a few steps from this marker); "Ocean to Ocean" Highway Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Crossing Into History (within shouting distance of this marker); Ocean-to-Ocean Highway Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker); Drinking Water Life in the Desert (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yuma.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park
Also see . . . History of Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. Yuma began to experience the American westward surge when countless immigrants crossed by ferry from Yuma on their way to the California gold fields in 1849. In 1850, a military post was established at Yuma, and when rich placer gold strikes on the Colorado River precipitated a gold rush in 1858, Yuma experienced a boom. In 1871 Yuma incorporated and became the county seat of Yuma County. (Submitted on October 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.