Newtown Heritage Walk No. 32The buildings at 35 South State Street are situated on the tract of land on which the three main public buildings in Newtown were erected in 1726 when Newtown became the County Seat (Jail Keeper's House & Records Office, Jail, Court House). The original jail was found to be too small for the growing criminality of the county, naturally arising from the wild conditions of a backwoods community of the time. In 1745, another larger jail was erected on this site. Some of the original brownstone walls that enclosed the cells of the jail (building at far left in sketch) were reused to build the wall that can be seen surrounding the buildings currently on this site (see wall in photo below).
|Placed By||Newtown Business & Professional Association and Newtown Heritage Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 5:50pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 505379 N 4453078|
|Decimal Degrees||40.22811667, -74.93676667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 13.687', W 74° 56.206'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 13' 41.22" N, 74° 56' 12.36" W|
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|Area Code(s)||215, 267|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 31-99 S State St, Newtown PA 18940, US|
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