Juab Co. Jail

Juab Co. Jail (HM1F9P)

Location: Nephi, UT 84648 Juab County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 42.502', W 111° 50.219'

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Daughters of Utah Pioneers Marker

Prisoners from Juab county were first held in the basement of the Social Hall that stood on the corner of Center Street and Second East in Nephi. The next jail was a sturdy frame building built of thick heavy planks painted red located directly south and west of the old courthouse.

This Juab County Jail was built in the Territory of Utah four years before Utah became a state. The contract for construction of this jail was awarded July 13, 1892, to Pauley Jail Building and Manufacturing Company, St. Louis, Missouri, for $8,916. This two-story brick building is unique with iron cages and interior ceiling of heavy metal similar to a ship. Occupants through the years have known sorrow, repentance and remorse. Some were filled with bitterness and revenge. Suffice it to say that the old jail served the purpose for which it was constructed and remained in use until 1974.

This Museum and Community Center consists of part of the old Juab County Court House, the jail and a pioneer implement building known as the Brough Building. Pioneer memorabilia are kept and displayed in this complex.

Division of State History Marker

Built by the Pauley Jail Building and Manufacturing Company of St. Louis, Missouri, in 1892, the Juab County Jail played a central role in county law enforcement activities. Located adjacent to the county courthouse in Nephi, the building served as a territorial jail until Utah was granted statehood in 1896. It was the principal jail in the county until March 1974, when the Tri-county Detention Center was opened in Nephi. The Juab County Jail, with its two-story height and intact interior, is one of the largest and best-preserved late-nineteenth-century jails remaining in Utah.

This brick rectangular building with a sandstone foundation and a hip roof exhibits typical Late Victorian detailing such as the brick segmental arches over the windows and doors and a band of corbelled brick just below the eaves. The only significant alteration is the c. 1915 addition of a concrete, basement-level heating plant and accompanying large brick chimney attached to the north side of the jail. The top of the chimney has a simple geometric designs in cast concrete, reflecting the Prairie School style of architecture that was popular during the early twentieth century.

Marker placed in 2000
HM NumberHM1F9P
Series This marker is part of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series
Marker Number459
Year Placed1991
Placed ByDaughters of Utah Pioneers.
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 1:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 428251 N 4395724
Decimal Degrees39.70836667, -111.83698333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 42.502', W 111° 50.219'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 42' 30.12" N, 111° 50' 13.14" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)435, 801
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 55 E Center St, Nephi UT 84648, US
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