Tuolumne County Jail

Tuolumne County Jail (HMLC1)

Location: Sonora, CA 95370 Tuolumne County
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N 37° 59.022', W 120° 23.131'

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1857 - 1960

Following a Grand Jury indictment terming the current county jail a "public nuisance," this site was acquired by the Board of Supervisors and a new jail constructed in 1857. The original building burned on December 20, 1865, taking the life of inmate Tom Horn who had started the fire in his cell.

Using some salvaged material from the prior jail, the present structure was completed in 1866. Quarters for the jailer were added to the front at a later date, and the jail served the County of Tuolumne until 1960 when the county justice building on the adjacent lot to the north was erected and this building dedicated as the County Museum.
HM NumberHMLC1
Marker Number3
Year Placed1973
Placed ByTuolumne County Board of Supervisors and the Tuolumne County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:24pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 729614 N 4207231
Decimal Degrees37.98370000, -120.38551667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 59.022', W 120° 23.131'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 59' 1.32" N, 120° 23' 7.86" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 34 Lower Sunset Dr, Sonora CA 95370, US
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