Mariposa County's Old Stone Jail

Mariposa County's Old Stone Jail (HMV9H)

Location: Mariposa, CA 95338 Mariposa County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 29.066', W 119° 57.81'

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This 33 X 26 foot structure was built in 1858 from granite blocks quarried near Mormon Bar at a cost of 14,744.00 by J.O. Lovejoy. It originally had two stories and a gallows at the east end. In 1892 a fire gutted the building, taking the life of its only occupant, Thomas Truit. Reconstruction called for the removal of the upper story, the surplus granite to be used as retaining walls at the fairgrounds. Several prisoners have escaped over the years, usually by overpowering the guards. In 1935 two inmates escaped with outside help. Rivets were cut, and iron plate removed, and a stone block worked loose. Both escapees were captured in Oregon. The Old Stone Jail was condemned in 1963 and replace by a facility near the courthouse.
Dedicated by Matuca Chapter 1849
E Clampus Vitus June 9, 1979
Rededicated with new plaque
April 4, 1992
By Matuca Chapter (5997)
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HM NumberHMV9H
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed1979
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Matuca Chapter No. 1849
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 6:50pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 237971 N 4152740
Decimal Degrees37.48443333, -119.96350000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 29.066', W 119° 57.81'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 29' 3.96" N, 119° 57' 48.60" W
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Area Code(s)209
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5012 Bullion St, Mariposa CA 95338, US
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