Harrison County Jail

Harrison County Jail (HM667)

Location: Corydon, IN 47112 Harrison County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 12.706', W 86° 7.587'

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First Log Jail erected 1809. Spier Spencer, First Sheriff, was killed 1811 commanding the Harrison County Yellow Jackets in the Battle of Tippecanoe.During first twelve years, Harrison County had a whipping post where justice was meted out by floggings.Second Jail burned 1871 in one of Corydon's disastrous fires. Devin and Tennyson, two criminals, were taken from jail 1889 by a band of White Caps and hanged on the West Bridge at Corydon.Third jail, a brick structure, was razed 1964 to make way for present jail.
HM NumberHM667
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number31.1965.2
Year Placed1965
Placed ByCorydon Chamber of Commerce
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 8:57am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 576474 N 4229672
Decimal Degrees38.21176667, -86.12645000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.706', W 86° 7.587'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 42.36" N, 86° 7' 35.22" W
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Area Code(s)812
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-499 W Cherry St, Corydon IN 47112, US
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