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Oskaloosa in Jefferson County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Winchester Jail

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2013
1. Winchester Jail Marker
Inscription.  

The jail building was relocated from Winchester to Old JeffersonTown in 1977. The Winchester town police were more likely to use the jail as a sleep-over from drunks [than] to contain a criminal. It also served as a meeting place for city council, police court and voting site.
 
Erected by Old Jefferson Town. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1977.
 
Location. 39° 12.811′ N, 95° 18.569′ W. Marker is in Oskaloosa, Kansas, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Walnut Street (U.S. 59) 0.2 miles north of Lawrence Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is in Old Jefferson Town. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oskaloosa KS 66066, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blacksmith Shop (a few steps from this marker); Reynolds Store (a few steps from this marker); Ozawkie Mill Grinding Wheel (a few steps from this marker); Tibbott School Building - Dist. No. 54 (within shouting distance of this marker); John Steuart Curry Boyhood Home
Winchester Jail and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 9, 2013
2. Winchester Jail and Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Plum Grove School Buiding - Dist. No. 39 (within shouting distance of this marker); Kilgour School Building - Dist. No. 72 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bowstring Bridge (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oskaloosa.
 
Also see . . .
1. Old Jefferson Town. (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Jefferson County, Kansas. (Submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 13, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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