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Philipsburg in Granite County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Granite County Jail

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, July 23, 2011
1. Granite County Jail Marker
Inscription. The Granite County Jail was constructed in 1896, three years after Granite County was carved from two adjacent counties and Philipsburg made the county seat. The town served as a hub to extensive area mining and, later, ranching. The jail was the first major public building constructed for county use, reflecting early desire for law and order. This stately building contains jail space, the sheriff's office, and the sheriff's residence. It was constructed for an estimated $8,000 using features from several architectural styles. The jail's dominant feature is a medieval tower above the arched portico. Its bricked-over windows, intriguingly, were part of the original creation. The dark brick was locally fired and the rough-cut granite locally quarried. Renovated successfully to current standards, this remains one of Montana's oldest jails still serving its original function.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Location. 46° 20.031′ N, 113° 17.575′ W. Marker is in Philipsburg, Montana, in Granite County. Marker is on East Kearney Street east of North Montgomery Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philipsburg MT 59858, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
Granite County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, July 23, 2011
2. Granite County Jail Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Granite County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); C.T. Huffman Grocery (about 600 feet away); Walker Commercial Building (about 600 feet away); 123 East Broadway (about 600 feet away); Masonic Temple (about 600 feet away); Kaiser House (about 600 feet away); J.K. Merrill and Sons Dry Goods (about 700 feet away); Sayrs' Building (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philipsburg.
 
Also see . . .  Philipsburg, Montana. (Submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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