Old Mecosta County Jail

Old Mecosta County Jail (HM20KU)

Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307 Mecosta County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 41.784', W 85° 28.744'

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Big Rapids became the county seat in 1859 and incorporated as a city in 1869. This building, antedated by two other jails, served as the county jail and sheriff's residence from 1893 until 1965. The oldest public structure in the original plat of the village of Big Rapids, it features gable and hip roofs and turrets characteristic of Queen Anne style architecture. The adjacent grounds have been used for a park and for concerts.
HM NumberHM20KU
Series This marker is part of the Michigan: Michigan Historical Commission series
Year Placed1980
Placed ByMichigan History Division, Department of State
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 622560 N 4839277
Decimal Degrees43.69640000, -85.47906667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 41.784', W 85° 28.744'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 41' 47.04" N, 85° 28' 44.64" W
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Area Code(s)231
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-298 S Stewart Ave, Big Rapids MI 49307, US
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