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Morristown in Hamblen County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hamblen County Jail

 
 
Hamblen County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 6, 2021
1. Hamblen County Jail Marker
Inscription.  

This historical site was the location of the former Hamblen County Jail
Erected - 1937
Razed - 2004

County Mayor David W. Purkey
Sheriff Otto Purkey
Trustee Bill Brittain

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1937.
 
Location. 36° 12.815′ N, 83° 17.937′ W. Marker is in Morristown, Tennessee, in Hamblen County. Marker is at the intersection of North Jackson Street and West 3rd North Street, on the right when traveling north on North Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Morristown TN 37814, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Caught in the Crossfire (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bethel United Methodist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Morristown College (approx. 0.7 miles away); Morris Cemetery (approx. 0.7 miles away); Erected in Memory of the 22 Hamblen County Boys Who Made the Supreme Sacrifice in the World War (approx. 1.7 miles away); David Crockett – A Tennessee Legacy
Hamblen County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, March 6, 2021
2. Hamblen County Jail Marker
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(approx. 1.8 miles away); John Crockett: Frontier Ranger (approx. 1.8 miles away); Young David Crockett (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morristown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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