Whitley County Jail

Whitley County Jail (HM19RM)

Location: Columbia City, IN 46725 Whitley County
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N 41° 9.341', W 85° 29.221'

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The first public building in Whitley County was a log jail built in 1840 on the southeast corner on what is now the courthouse square. That jail cost $490. It was burned in 1855 by a prisoner awaiting trial.

A second two story jail was built in 1855 costing $5,244 at the site of the present City Hall.

This jail and sheriff's residence was erected in 1875 and occupied in 1876 at a cost of $34,486. At that time, it was considered one of the best jails in Indiana and a credit to Whitley County.

A portion of the fence that once enclosed the jail yard stands with this marker.
HM NumberHM19RM
Year Placed1975
Placed ByWhitley County Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 3:50am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 626946 N 4557142
Decimal Degrees41.15568333, -85.48701667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 9.341', W 85° 29.221'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 9' 20.46" N, 85° 29' 13.26" W
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Area Code(s)260
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 S Washington St, Columbia City IN 46725, US
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