Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 74001656
Historic Name CHEROKEE NATIONAL JAIL
Description of Significance CONSTRUCTED IN 1874 OF LOCALLY QUARRIED SANDSTONE, THE CHEROKEE NATIONAL PRISON WAS THE REPOSITORY OF PRISONERS TRIED AND SENTENCED AT EITHER THE DISTRICT OR SUPREME COURTHOUSES OF THE CHEROKEE NATION. OUTSIDE THE PRISON STOOD THE GALLOWS, THE ULTIMATE DESTINY FOR MANY PRISONERS. THE ORIGINAL SECOND FLOOR OF THE BUILDING WAS REMOVED AND A FLAT ROOF INSTALLED. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 6/28/74
Current Name CHEROKEE NATIONAL PRISON
Address EAST CHOCTAW STREET AND WATER AVENUE
City TAHLEQUAH
County CHEROKEE
Lot 1
Block 95
Current Section
Township
Range
Type BUILDING
Historic Function CORRECTIONAL FACILITY
Current Function GOVERNMENT
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 POLITICS/GOVERNMNET
Date Prepared
Year Built 1874
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder UNKNOWN
Architectural Style NO DISTINCTIVE STYLE
Roof Material CONCRETE
Wall Material STONE
Window Material STEEL
Door Material WOOD
Decorative Details RAISED BASEMENT
Condition GOOD
Comments
Restricted N