Gardnerville Branch Jail

Gardnerville Branch Jail (HME4E)

Location: Gardnerville, NV 89410 Douglas County
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N 38° 56.507', W 119° 44.903'

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1440 Courthouse Street

— Christensen and Madison, Contractor —

Constructed by Douglas County on land donated by the East Fork Township's Fourth Justice of the Peace, Mr. L.S. Ezell in 1910. The main jail in Genoa was destroyed by fire in 1910, and the Gardnerville Branch Jail was quickly placed in full service.

The Gardnerville Branch Jail was Douglas County's only jail in the Valley between 1910 and 1915. The lower floor was used to house "guests" while the upper floor served as a courtroom. The upper floor courtroom cost an additional $400 and was paid for by the town.

Although a new jail was constructed in 1915 and located in the basement of the new Douglas County courthouse on 8th Street, the Gardnerville Branch Jail was still used for many years after 1915.

The Gardnerville Branch Jail is listed on both the State and National Register of Historic Places.

In the upper left corner of the marker is seal of the city of Gardnerville, while in the lower right hand corner is the seal of the US Forest Service
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 9:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 261798 N 4313908
Decimal Degrees38.94178333, -119.74838333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 56.507', W 119° 44.903'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 56' 30.42" N, 119° 44' 54.18" W
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Area Code(s)702, 775
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1440 Courthouse Alley, Gardnerville NV 89410, US
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