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Hannibal in Marion County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Jail in "Tom Sawyer"

 
 
The Jail in "Tom Sawyer" Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 13, 2012
1. The Jail in "Tom Sawyer" Marker
Inscription.  Here stood the jail (in Mark Twain's book "Tom Sawyer") in which Muff Potter was a prisoner awaiting trial for murder.
 
Erected 1934.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicLaw Enforcement.
 
Location. 39° 42.738′ N, 91° 21.56′ W. Marker is in Hannibal, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker is on North Street. The marker is walking distance from the Huck and Tom marker and Cardiff Hill marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hannibal MO 63401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hannibal (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hatten House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mark Twain (about 400 feet away); Mark Twain's Boyhood Home (about 400 feet away); Becky Thatcher's Home (about 400 feet away); Mark Twain's Father's Law Office (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Mark Twain (about 500 feet away); Tom Sawyer’s Fence (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hannibal.
 
Looking down the street toward the Jail in "Tom Sawyer" Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 13, 2012
2. Looking down the street toward the Jail in "Tom Sawyer" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2012, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 351 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2012, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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