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Hannibal in Marion County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

The Jail in “Tom Sawyer”

 
 
The Jail in "Tom Sawyer" Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 13, 2012
1. The Jail in "Tom Sawyer" Marker
Inscription. Here stood the jail (in Mark Twain's book "Tom Sawyer") in which Muff Potter was a prisoner awaiting trial for murder.
 
Erected 1934.
 
Location. 39° 42.738′ N, 91° 21.56′ W. Marker is in Hannibal, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker is on North Street. Touch for map. The marker is walking distance from the Huck and Tom marker and Cardiff Hill marker. Marker is in this post office area: Hannibal MO 63401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huck Finnís Home (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Hannibal (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Twain (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Becky Thatcher's Home (about 400 feet away); Cardiff Hill (about 500 feet away); Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn at the Foot of Cardiff Hill (about 500 feet away); Mark Twain's Father's Law Office (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Mark Twain (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hannibal.
 
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Looking down the street toward the Jail in "Tom Sawyer" Marker image. Click for full size.
By M. Bowyer, July 13, 2012
2. Looking down the street toward the Jail in "Tom Sawyer" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2012, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 272 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 20, 2012, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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