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Jerome in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail

 
 
Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, February 23, 2014
1. Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail Marker
Inscription. Back in 1905, the town jail was in the basement of what was then the Tony Kauzlarich House below the Dicus and Wagner Garage. Louis St. James was the magistrate and conservator of the peace.

What is believed to be Jerome's 3rd jail was located in the town yard between Main Street and Hull Ave. It pulled apart from the wood structure to which it was attached, and in the mid 30's during the slides, it slowly crept 225 feet from its original location to settle in the middle of Hull Avenue. The road was altered to go around it.

Legend has it that the jail continued to move to its final resting place here. However, in reality, it was eventually pushed from Hull Avenue to its present location where you see it today.
 
Erected by Jerome Historical Society Plaque Project.
 
Location. 34° 45.047′ N, 112° 6.875′ W. Marker is in Jerome, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from Hull Avenue near Diaz Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in the lower half of the dirt parking lot. You must drive down to the lower portion of the parking lot, next to the volleyball court, to see the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Jerome AZ 86331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, February 23, 2014
2. Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sullivan Apartments (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Laura Williams Memorial Park (about 300 feet away); Jerome Town Hall (about 400 feet away); Bartlett Hotel (about 400 feet away); Jerome, Arizona (about 400 feet away); The Saloon (about 400 feet away); Jerome Blast Furnace (about 400 feet away); Paul and Jerry's Saloon (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerome.
 
Also see . . .  Jerome Times. History of Jerome (Submitted on March 1, 2014.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, February 23, 2014
3. Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail
Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail image. Click for full size.
By Wyndfire, February 23, 2014
4. Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail
Some of Jerome in the background
Interior of Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2017
5. Interior of Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail
Interior of Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2017
6. Interior of Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail
Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2017
7. Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2014, by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 24, 2014, by Wyndfire of Phoenix, Arizona.   5, 6, 7. submitted on October 2, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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