Stockton Jail

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Stockton Jail
Stockton Utah Jail.jpeg
Photo in 2010
Stockton Jail is located in Utah
Stockton Jail
Stockton Jail is located in the United States
Stockton Jail
Location38 W. Clark St., Stockton, Utah
Coordinates40°27′14″N 112°21′47″W / 40.45389°N 112.36306°W / 40.45389; -112.36306Coordinates: 40°27′14″N 112°21′47″W / 40.45389°N 112.36306°W / 40.45389; -112.36306
Arealess than one acre
NRHP reference #85000965[1]
Added to NRHPMay 9, 1985

The Stockton Jail, in Stockton, Utah, is an historic jail that was built in 1902, after Stockton was incorporated in 1901. The jail was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 1985.[1]

The building is merely 12 by 14 feet (3.7 m × 4.3 m) large, divided into three compartments. It is made with concrete walls and roof and has a "false front" parapet. At the time of its NRHP listing it was well preserved.[2] A 2010 photo shows it has been protected by a chain link fence. It is historically significant as the only surviving building associated with early enforcement of the law in Stockton, and it is believed to be the best preserved local public building from its era.[2]

It is one of just 23 NRHP-listed properties in Tooele County, Utah, a 7,287 square-mile large county which thus has more than 300 square miles per NRHP listing. To become NRHP-listed, a property must be nominated and receive local, state, and national level approvals for its historic significance.

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b Roger Roper (February 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Stockton Jail". National Park Service. and accompanying two photos from 1984

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