(Old County Jail)
— Gallatin County Historical Society —The Pioneer Museum, located next to the Gallatin County Courthouse at 317 West Main, was the former County jail. Along with many museum exhibits showcasing the history of Gallatin County is an Historical Research Library. The photo archives, and one of the largest collections of books on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Build in 1911, the building served as the jail until a new facility was built in 1982. Many of the old jail's features have been preserved, including the gallows, isolation and holding cells, and a former adjoining sheriff's residence. The balcony railings were once the old cell bunks. The Gallatin County Historical Society was organized in 1977. The day the prisoners were moved to a new facility on January 26, 1982, the Society took over the old jail, preserving and renovating the building. The museum is free and open to the public.
|Placed By||Sponsored by Montana Cultural Trust and The Gallatin County Historical Society|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 4:33am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12T E 495016 N 5062058|
|Decimal Degrees||45.71206667, -111.06403333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 45° 42.724', W 111° 3.842'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||45° 42' 43.44" N, 111° 3' 50.52" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 210 N 19th Ave, Bozeman MT 59715, US|
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