Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail

Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail (HM1D63)

Location: Jerome, AZ 86331 Yavapai County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 45.047', W 112° 6.875'

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Back in 1905, the town jail was in the basement of what was then the Tony Kauzlarich House below the Dicus and Wagner Garage. Louis St. James was the magistrate and conservator of the peace.

What is believed to be Jerome's 3rd jail was located in the town yard between Main Street and Hull Ave. It pulled apart from the wood structure to which it was attached, and in the mid 30's during the slides, it slowly crept 225 feet from its original location to settle in the middle of Hull Avenue. The road was altered to go around it.

Legend has it that the jail continued to move to its final resting place here. However, in reality, it was eventually pushed from Hull Avenue to its present location where you see it today.
HM NumberHM1D63
Placed ByJerome Historical Society Plaque Project
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 5:47am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 397982 N 3845972
Decimal Degrees34.75078333, -112.11458333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 45.047', W 112° 6.875'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 45' 2.82" N, 112° 6' 52.50" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 24-98 AZ-89A, Jerome AZ 86331, US
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