1857 - 1960Following 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.
|Placed By||Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors and the Tuolumne County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 3:24pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||10S E 729614 N 4207231|
|Decimal Degrees||37.98370000, -120.38551667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 59.022', W 120° 23.131'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 59' 1.32" N, 120° 23' 7.86" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 34 Lower Sunset Dr, Sonora CA 95370, US|
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