Town & County Jail Historical

Town & County Jail Historical (HM1TFJ)

Location: Hays, KS 67601 Ellis County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 52.374', W 99° 19.908'

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Hays City, Kansas

Hays City and Ellis County cooperated in building a jail on this corner in 1868 and J.B. "Wild Bill" Hickok occupied the sheriffs office from August 1869, to January, 1870. Here on August 22, 1872, accused horse thief "Pony" Donovan was accidentally killed by vengeful friends of John F. "Jack" Wright, who had been murdered by Bill McClellan. The Wright avengers poured shots into the jail hoping to kill McClellan, but got Donovan instead. The jail burned the following week.
Placed ByCity of Hays Kansas Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Date Added Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 471217 N 4302724
Decimal Degrees38.87290000, -99.33180000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.374', W 99° 19.908'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 22.44" N, 99° 19' 54.48" W
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Area Code(s)785
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 117-199 W 11th St, Hays KS 67601, US
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