Newport in Vermillion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Vermillion County Jail
First county jail built 1828 of logs at southwest corner of court-house lawn. Second jail built 1836 of brick. Third jail and sheriff's residence built 1868 of brick in Italianate Style. This 1868 structure became sheriff's residence only, when jail addition built 1896 of rusticated stone in Romanesque Revival Style.
Facility ceased operation 1992. Structure owned by Vermillion County Historical Society since 1992. Listed in National Register of Historic Places 1999. County jails were first established in 1792 under laws of the Northwest Territory; they continued under laws of Indiana Territory and State Constitutions of 1816 and 1851.
Erected 2001 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Vermillion County Indiana Historical Society. (Marker Number 83.2001.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 53.07′ N, 87° 24.416′ W. Marker is in Newport, Indiana, in Vermillion County. Marker is at the intersection of East Market Street and South George Street, on the left when traveling east on East Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is east of Highway 63, one block past
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vermillion County Indiana - - War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vermillion County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); Newport Covered Bridge (approx. 1.4 miles away); Fulton Township (approx. 5 miles away); Oakland Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away); Honor Roll of Iraq and Afghanistan War Deaths from Indiana (approx. 6 miles away); American Legion Veterans (approx. 6 miles away); Silver Island Cemetery (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newport.
Also see . . . Photos of Dedication (Courtesy - Indiana Historical Bureau):. (Submitted on January 21, 2013, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
Categories. • 20th Century • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 19, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,609 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 19, 2007, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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