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Vevay in Switzerland County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Jail

 
 
Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
1. Jail Marker
Inscription.  Replacing two earlier log jails, this limestone rock jail was built in 1854 by Joseph Peelman for $3,000.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 38° 44.849′ N, 85° 4.139′ W. Marker is in Vevay, Indiana, in Switzerland County. Marker is on West Pike Street west of Liberty Street, on the left when traveling west. Located on North/East lawn of the Switzerland County Courthouse in Vevay, Indiana. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vevay IN 47043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Privy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dungeon (within shouting distance of this marker); Switzerland County World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Styles and Stories of Vevay's Buildings (within shouting distance of this marker); Switzerland County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Switzerland County Honor Roll Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); Historical Site - Switzerland County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Knox House - 1830 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vevay.
 
Old Two Story Stone Jail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
2. Old Two Story Stone Jail
The marker can be seen (click on photo) in profile - to the left of the door.
Jail - Entrance image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
3. Jail - Entrance
Lower Level - - Cell Block. . . image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
4. Lower Level - - Cell Block. . .
Other View - - Old Two Story Stone Jail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
5. Other View - - Old Two Story Stone Jail
Just Visiting ! ! image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Al Wolf, August 7, 2011
6. Just Visiting ! !
Fieldpiece - - (Short walk to the South-East lawn.) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
7. Fieldpiece - - (Short walk to the South-East lawn.)
Front - - Switzerland County Courthouse - Vevay, Indiana image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
8. Front - - Switzerland County Courthouse - Vevay, Indiana
Old Courthouse - Six Stall Privy image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, August 7, 2011
9. Old Courthouse - Six Stall Privy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 596 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 11, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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