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Saint George in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Jail House

 
 
The Jail House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
1. The Jail House Marker
Inscription.  The jail is a small one room building constructed from black lava rock gathered in the nearby foothills. The exact date of construction is not known, however, it is assumed to be built by Sheriff Hardy around 1880. Though used as a granary after the new county jail was built in the late 19th century, it was apparent that it at one time was a jail in that the original bars are still in the windows.
 
Erected by St. George Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 37° 6.631′ N, 113° 35.05′ W. Marker is in Saint George, Utah, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from West St. George Boulevard. Marker is located at Ancestor Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 West St George Boulevard, Saint George UT 84770, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Sandstone Building (a few steps from this marker); The Hardy House (within shouting distance of this marker); Gardeners Club (within shouting distance
The Jail House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, August 28, 2012
2. The Jail House
of this marker); The Burgess House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Winter Home of Brigham Young (about 400 feet away); Brigham Young Winter Home (about 400 feet away); Brigham Young Home (about 400 feet away); Pioneer Courthouse (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saint George.
 
Also see . . .  Washington County Historical Society. This structure is assumed to have been built by Sheriff Hardy around 1880. (Submitted on September 7, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2012, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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