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Fort Wayne in Allen County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The First Police Station

 
 
The First Police Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, June 24, 2011
1. The First Police Station Marker
Inscription.  1863 marked the beginning of the first organized Police Force in the city. The council named a captain and three patrolmen to serve from twilight to daybreak. On this site was located the first city Police Station. It contained three iron cages on the first floor devoted to male offenders with the upper floor being reserved for female law violators.
 
Erected by Fraternal Order of Police.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 41° 4.774′ N, 85° 8.313′ W. Marker is in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in Allen County. Marker is on East Berry Street west of South Clinton Street (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 East Berry Street, Fort Wayne IN 46802, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Lincoln Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Journal Gazette Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Elektron Building (about 300 feet away); The Allen County Courthouse
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(about 400 feet away); The Transfer Corner (about 500 feet away); The Old City Hall (about 500 feet away); Major General Anthony Wayne (about 500 feet away); The Bicentennial Heritage Trail (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Wayne.
 
The First Police Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Charles T. Harrell, June 24, 2011
2. The First Police Station Marker
The First Police Station Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, May 1, 2022
3. The First Police Station Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 885 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 3, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia.   3. submitted on May 2, 2022, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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