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Clearfield in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Clearfield County's First Jail

 
 
Clearfield County's First Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
1. Clearfield County's First Jail Marker
Inscription. The first county jail, c1820-1841 was a log structure, one of the oldest buildings in town. The jail is contained in the dwelling at 105 S. Second St. The second jail, 1841-1872, was a stone structure built on Market St., directly behind the courthouse. The county's first hanging occurred there. The third jail, a large, walled, stone prison, was built at the north end of Second St., 1872-1983.
 
Erected 2004 by The Clearfield County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 41° 1.231′ N, 78° 26.294′ W. Marker is in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, in Clearfield County. Marker is on South Second Street (Pennsylvania Route 153) 0.1 miles north of East Walnut Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clearfield PA 16830, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Murray House (within shouting distance of this marker); Senator William I. Betts (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clearfield County Courthouse (about 600 feet away); William Bigler (about 800 feet away); Kurtz Brothers Building (approx. 0.2 miles
Clearfield County's First Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel, May 27, 2013
2. Clearfield County's First Jail Marker
away); Senator William W. Betts (approx. 0.2 miles away); Presbyterian Church (approx. mile away); Bigler House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clearfield.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 326 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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