Benson Jail - Benson, AZ
Posted by: linkys
N 31° 58.035 W 110° 17.697
12R E 566620 N 3537023
Quick Description: What's left of the former jail in this Arizona town.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 12/17/2009 6:18:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM7XCK
All that is left of the old Benson jail that was built at the corner of Huachauca and 5th Street during April-May 1938 are these doors and windows. some of the doors and windows came from the old jail in Courtland, while later, additional doors and windows were obtained form the old jail in the current ghost town of Gleeson. The original Benson jail took 24 days to build in 1938 and 2.5 hours to knock down in 2006. These doors and windows set in this wall section at the Bensoin Museum are all that remains of the old Benson Jail.
S. San Pedro and 5th
Open to the public: Yes
Oct to Apr Tue - Fri 10 to 4 Sat 10 to 2
May to Sep Tue to Sat 10 to 2
Closed all of August
In order to add a new log to the waymark of this category, simply take another photo of the prison from a different angle than the other posts. Also add to the history of the jail when possible.