Georgetown in Clear Creek County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Old Town Jail
— Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District —
The building provided short-term accommodations for the occasional inebriate, brawler, and stray dog. The jail contains two cells and a watchman's area, and the same padlock that prevented escape in the past still secures the building.
Clear Creek County now owns the old jail. When the county built its new courthouse in 1976, the jail was moved to this site, in order to insure its preservation.
Erected 2007 by the Town of Georgetown & Historic Georgetown, Inc. (Marker Number 3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1883.
Location. 39° 42.363′ N, 105° 41.883′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is on 5th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Georgetown CO 80444, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. Old County Courthouse, 1868 (within shouting distance of this marker); John Tomay Memorial Library 1924 (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple, 1892 (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the Historical Importance of the Georgetown Mining Region (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fish Block, 1889 (about 300 feet away); Monti and Guanella Building, 1867 (about 400 feet away); Teal Building, 1875 (about 400 feet away); Kneisel and Anderson Store, 1892 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
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