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Corning in Adams County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Adams County Jail

House of History

 
 
Adams County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2015
1. Adams County Jail Marker
Inscription.  
The Adams County House of History served as county Jail House and Sheriff's Quarters from 1877 to 1955. The stones that were used to build the jail house were hauled from St. Joseph, Missouri, by oxen and wagon. The effort to purchase and renovate the House of History was spear-headed by Harry and Lois Sickler in 1969. It now contains many displays of antiques and artifacts that trace the colorful history of Corning and Adams County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsLaw Enforcement. A significant historical year for this entry is 1877.
 
Location. 40° 59.521′ N, 94° 44.094′ W. Marker is in Corning, Iowa, in Adams County. It is in . Marker is at the intersection of Benton Avenue and 10th Street, on the right when traveling north on Benton Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Benton Avenue, Corning IA 50841, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. First Adams County Mill (here, next to this marker); Mt. Etna United Methodist Church (here, next to this marker); City of Corning Fire Bell (a few steps from this
Adams County Jail and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2015
2. Adams County Jail and Marker
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marker); Fairview Church (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corning Freedom Rock Veterans Memorial (approx. Ό mile away); Icarian Colony (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corning.
 
Also see . . .
1. Adams County, Iowa,. Website homepage (Submitted on August 3, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

2. The Adams County House of History. Iowa Backroads website entry (Submitted on March 4, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Adams County Jail - House of History image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 31, 2015
3. Adams County Jail - House of History
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 348 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 3, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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Jan. 29, 2023