Old County Jail

Old County Jail (HM6OE)

Location: Bridgeport, CA 93517 Mono County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 15.406', W 119° 13.703'

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Since the formation of Mono County in 1861, six facilities have served as the county jail. This stone building was placed into service by Sheriff C.F. McKinney, Dec. 5, 1883, and became the 5th Mono County Jail. It replaced the wooden jail facility partially destroyed, December 16, 1882, during an escape attempt by prisoners. This replacement jailhouse, larger than its predecessor, contained - an office, dining area, 6 cells, 2 wash and storage rooms. The walls were two feet thick and constructed of stone from a nearby quarry. It was designed by G.L. Porter and built by A.J. Severe to be escape proof, at a cost of $5,750 (U.S. gold coin). Subsequently, it became the main incarnation facility for the county until April 10, 1964, when it was replaced by the current jail. To date, no other facility has served as the county jail for a longer period of time. This plaque dedicated as a California Sesquicentennial event
HM NumberHM6OE
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2000
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus September 9, 2000
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Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 7:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 305026 N 4236652
Decimal Degrees38.25676667, -119.22838333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 15.406', W 119° 13.703'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 15' 24.36" N, 119° 13' 42.18" W
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Area Code(s)760
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25 Bryant St, Bridgeport CA 93517, US
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