Walnut Street Prison

Walnut Street Prison (HMKJ3)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.85', W 75° 9.05'

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One of the nation's first urban penal institutions, it confined felons, prisoners of war, Tories, and debtors from 1775 to 1838. Extending from Walnut Street to Locust Street, it was the site of numerous riots. The prison was replaced by Eastern State Penitentiary.
HM NumberHMKJ3
Year Placed2008
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 26th, 2014 at 10:05pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] CAROLYN MARTIENSSEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487115 N 4421941
Decimal Degrees39.94750000, -75.15083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.85', W 75° 9.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 51.00" N, 75° 9' 3.00" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 523 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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