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.
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. At least 8 other Teal Building, 1875 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cornish House, 1892 (about 400 feet away); Forbes Building, ca. 1869 (about 500 feet away); Hamill House Museum (about 500 feet away); McMurdy-Snetzer Building, 1869 (about 500 feet away); The Story of the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels (approx. 0.6 miles away); Argentine Central Railway (approx. 1.6 miles away); Berthoud Pass (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
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