Jerome in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail
What is believed to be Jerome's 3rd jail was located in the town yard between Main Street and Hull Ave. It pulled apart from the wood structure to which it was attached, and in the mid 30's during the slides, it slowly crept 225 feet from its original location to settle in the middle of Hull Avenue. The road was altered to go around it.
Legend has it that the jail continued to move to its final resting place here. However, in reality, it was eventually pushed from Hull Avenue to its present location where you see it today.
Erected by Jerome Historical Society Plaque Project.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
Location. 34° 45.047′ N, 112° 6.875′ W. Marker is in Jerome, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from Hull Avenue near Diaz Street, on the Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jerome AZ 86331, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sullivan Apartments (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Laura Williams Memorial Park (about 300 feet away); The Svob Family (about 400 feet away); Jerome Town Hall (about 400 feet away); Bartlett Hotel (about 400 feet away); Jerome, Arizona (about 400 feet away); The Saloon (about 400 feet away); Jerome Blast Furnace (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerome.
Also see . . . Jerome Times. History of Jerome (Submitted on March 1, 2014.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on February 24, 2014, by Jennifer W. of Las Cruces, New Mexico. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 24, 2014, by Jennifer W. of Las Cruces, New Mexico. 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 2, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.