Lower Lake in Lake County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Lower Lake Stone Jail
California Registered Landmark No. 429
Plaque placed by the State Department of Parks and Recreation in cooperation with the ancient and honorable order of E Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1, October 2, 1982.
[On the reverse side of this monument is marker (see picture 2, below) that reads]:
Theodore and John Copsey commemorated the completion of the jail by overcelebrating, thus becoming the jail’s first occupants. Rumor has it that they were also the first escapees – as they had failed to bolt down the roof. ECV October, 1982.
Erected 1982 by California State Department of Parks and Recreation and E Clampus Vitus, Yerba Buena Chapter No. 1. (Marker Number 429.)
Topics and series. This Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the California Historical Landmarks, and the E Clampus Vitus series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is October 1, 1731.
Location. 38° 54.622′ N, 122° 36.672′ W. Marker is in Lower Lake, California, in Lake County. Marker is on Main Street 0.1 miles east of California Route 29, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16118 Main Street, Lower Lake CA 95457, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clearlake Lodge #130 I.O.O.F. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lower Lake Schoolhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stone House (approx. 7.3 miles away); Ranch House (approx. 10.8 miles away); First Church in Middletown (approx. 11 miles away); First Methodist Church Site (approx. 11 miles away); Old Bull Trail Road and St. Helena Toll Road (approx. 11.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 1,806 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 23, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 3. submitted on May 16, 2011, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. 4. submitted on June 23, 2008, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.