“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Dannemora in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Clinton Prison

1845 Feb. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Robert Rusaw, July 19, 2021
1. 1845 Feb. Marker
Inscription.  1845 Feb.- Work began on construction of state's 3rd oldest prison - Clinton Prison
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Law Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. 44° 43.314′ N, 73° 43.406′ W. Marker is in Dannemora, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on Cook Street (New York State Route 374) east of Emmons Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1156 NY-374, Dannemora NY 12929, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. 1846 First School Erected (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); First State Hospital for Criminally Insane (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hattie Lyon (approx. 3.4 miles away); Saranac Iron Works (approx. 5.2 miles away); Soper Cemetery (approx. 7 miles away); Three NYSEG Sites (approx. 8 miles away); Beckwith Graveyard (approx. 8 miles away); Early Industrial Area (approx. 8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dannemora.
More about this marker. Now known as the Clinton Correctional Facility, the prison is sometimes colloquially referred to as Dannemora (having once served as an insane asylum and named "Dannemora State Hospital for the Criminally Insane"),
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 3 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 20, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 30, 2023