“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Bedford in Trimble County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)

Trimble County Jail

Delia Webster Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cynthia M LeBre, June 3, 2013
1. Delia Webster Marker
Inscription.  Old stone jail erected ca. 1850 on site of original jail; second story added in 1899. For some 133 years, until 1983, this building was physical symbol of law and order in Trimble County. Its most noted prisoner, ardent abolitionist Delia Webster, was incarcerated here briefly during 1854. The jail is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Erected 1988 by Kentucky Historical Society, Kentucky Department of Highways. (Marker Number 1822.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRCivil Rights. In addition, it is included in the Kentucky Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1850.
Location. 38° 35.603′ N, 85° 19.052′ W. Marker is in Bedford, Kentucky, in Trimble County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 421) south of Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bedford KY 40006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. County Named, 1836 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hancock House
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bedford Springs and Hotel (approx. ¾ mile away); The Rowlett House (approx. 5.1 miles away); Petticoat Abolitionist (approx. 8.8 miles away); Scott's Blockhouse (approx. 9.3 miles away); Old Ky. River Toll Bridge (approx. 9.4 miles away); First Explored (approx. 9.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
Trimble County Jail and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 12, 2019
2. Trimble County Jail and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2013, by Cynthia M LeBre. This page has been viewed 861 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 3, 2013, by Cynthia M LeBre.   2. submitted on July 3, 2019, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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