Benson Jail

Benson Jail (HMWP7)

Location: Benson, AZ 85602 Cochise County
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N 31° 58.032', W 110° 17.697'

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1938 - 2006

These doors and windows were used to build a jail on the Northwest corner of Huachuca & 5th Street during April - May 1938. Needing jail material, Benson obtained approval to remove cell doors & windows from the no longer used jail in Courtland, AZ. Using these items the new jail was completed at a cost of $1,800.00. The walls were made of large rocks, metal rebar and concrete 12" thick. During the late 1940's Benson obtained approval to visit the old jail in Gleeson and removed additional cell doors and windows to add to the 1938 Benson jail.
As of 2009 these doors and windows from Courtland and Gleeson are 100 years old. The jail took 24 days to build and 2.5 hours to knock down in 2006.
HM NumberHMWP7
Placed ByDonated by City of Benson 2006
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 7:13am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12R E 566620 N 3537017
Decimal Degrees31.96720000, -110.29495000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 58.032', W 110° 17.697'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 58' 1.92" N, 110° 17' 41.82" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 160 S San Pedro St, Benson AZ 85602, US
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