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Montrose in Montrose County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Montrose County Jail

 
 
Montrose County Jail WPA Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2020
1. Montrose County Jail WPA Marker
Inscription.  
Erected through the cooperation of
federal · state · and local governments
by Works Progress Administration
Dedicated to the enrichment of human lives
A record of permanent achievement

 
Erected 1936.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkLaw Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list.
 
Location. 38° 28.673′ N, 107° 52.583′ W. Marker is in Montrose, Colorado, in Montrose County. Marker is at the intersection of Townsend Avenue (U.S. 550) and 1st Street, on the left when traveling south on Townsend Avenue. Marker and jail are on the county courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose CO 81401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Instrument of Surrender (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Gunnison Tunnel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Former Montrose County Jail and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2020
2. Former Montrose County Jail and Marker
Preserving Our Heritage (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Preserving Our Heritage (about 600 feet away); What's in a Name? (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Preserving Our Heritage (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Preserving Our Heritage (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montrose.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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