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Warsaw in Kosciusko County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Kosciusko County Jail

 
 
Kosciusko County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 17, 2007
1. Kosciusko County Jail Marker
Inscription.  This third county jail, including a sheriff’s residence, was built in 1870 by Richard Epperson. Chicago architect, George O. Garnsey designed it in Neo-Gothic Style. Rusticated stonework and turrets create the appearance of a small castle to provide a sense of security and strength. Two-story jail was located behind sheriff’s three-story residence.

Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1978. Jail closed and building leased to Kosciusko County Historical Society for first county museum 1982. County jails were first established in 1792 under laws of the Northwest Territory; they continued under laws of the Indiana Territory and state constitutions of 1816 and 1851.
 
Erected 2003 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Kosciusko County Historical Society, Kosciusko County Convention & Visitor Bureau and the Hall Family. (Marker Number 43.2003.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureGovernment & Politics
Reverse side of the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 17, 2007
2. Reverse side of the marker.
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Law EnforcementSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 41° 14.279′ N, 85° 51.247′ W. Marker is in Warsaw, Indiana, in Kosciusko County. Marker is at the intersection of South High Street and East Center Street, on the left when traveling north on South High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warsaw IN 46580, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indiana’s Glacier Lakes (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kosciusko County Civil War Memorial (about 800 feet away); General Tadeusz "Thaddeus" Kosciuszko (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kosciusko County War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); M3A3 Stuart Tank (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warsaw.
 
Also see . . .  Indiana Historical Bureau (IHB). The IHB provides reference notes on the text of this marker. (Submitted on February 6, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Sheriff's residence & marker image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 17, 2007
3. Sheriff's residence & marker
Residence in front, jail in rear. image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, 617/2007
4. Residence in front, jail in rear.
Modern addition on the northside of the historic jail. image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 17, 2007
5. Modern addition on the northside of the historic jail.
View of County Courthouse from Jail image. Click for full size.
By Christopher Light, June 17, 2007
6. View of County Courthouse from Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,941 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 11, 2007, by Christopher Light of Valparaiso, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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