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Rockville in Parke County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old 1832 Jail

 
 
Old 1832 Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 23, 2012
1. Old 1832 Jail Marker
Inscription.  This building, erected in 1832, replaced an 1824 log structure and served as jail and sheriff’s residence until ca. 1879.

A scaffold erected just east of the jail was the scene of the last hanging in Parke County.

 
Erected 1975 by Parke County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 39° 45.694′ N, 87° 13.572′ W. Marker is in Rockville, Indiana, in Parke County. Marker is at the intersection of East High Street and South Virginia Street, on the left when traveling east on East High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockville IN 47872, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Naming of Rockville (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Viet-Nam Honor Roll (about 800 feet away); Honor Roll (about 800 feet away); Korea (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1883 Railroad Depot (approx. 0.2
Wide View - - Old 1832 Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, September 23, 2012
2. Wide View - - Old 1832 Jail Marker
Note the marker on the lower left of the building in the photo.
miles away); Rockville Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Parke County Museum (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 27, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 372 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 27, 2012, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
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