Carthage IL Jail

Hancock County

310 Buchanan St. | Carthage, IL

Old Carthage jail built in 1839, martyr site of latter-day saint movement founder, Joseph Smith, and his brother Hyrum. The property was sold to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1938 and is now open to visitors.

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