Harrisburg in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Old Dauphin County Prison
The Prison is shown in 1904 from Court Street toward Walnut Street with added third story and new facade. Note the second Dauphin County Courthouse cupola in the background.
1885 view of the original prison completed in 1841 prior to its alterations in 1899.
Erected by The Harrisburg
Marker series. This marker is included in the Pennsylvania, The Harrisburg History Project marker series.
Location. 40° 15.663′ N, 76° 52.972′ W. Marker is in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in Dauphin County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and Court Street, on the right when traveling west on Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Harrisburg PA 17101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George J. Heisely Residence and the National Anthem (was within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing. ); Strawberry Square Phase I (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Opera House (about 300 feet away); Eagle Hotel and Bolton Hotel (about 300 feet away); Federal Square (about 300 feet away); Capitol Park (about 300 feet away); John Harris' Gift (about 400 feet away); Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King City Government Center (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Harrisburg.
Categories. • 20th Century • Government • Notable Buildings •
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,098 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 29, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.