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Pembroke in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Old City Jail

 
 
Old City Jail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
1. Old City Jail Marker
Inscription. Built in 1912, this structure was originally a simple one-room brick cube with barred windows an an armored door. It was used to house offenders for short periods for fighting, public drunkenness and similar minor offenses.

In 1928, the City of Pembroke purchased an 1897- vintage two-unit prefabrication cell from the old Bryan County Seat of Clyde, Georgia when that town was demolished to make way for the development of Camp Stewart by the U.S. Army. The iron cell was dismantled, shipped by wagon to Pembroke, and then reassembled inside the jail building. The improved jail remained in operation until the 1950s, when it was retired.

In 2003, the Old City Jail was restored as a museum by the Pembroke City Council with the guidance and assiatance of a committee of dedicated citizens:
Mariam Bush, Committe Chair
Audrey Marshall Renee' Houser Evelyn Barone Al Chassereau
Renovation by: M. Smith Construction Purcell Heating and Air

This historic preservation project was funded by the Pembroke City Council with additional funding provided by a Local Assistance Grant from the Georgia Legislature.
 
Erected 2003 by Pembroke City Council.
 
Location. 32° 8.056′ 
Old City Jail Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 1, 2009
2. Old City Jail Marker
N, 81° 37.302′ W. Marker is in Pembroke, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Gibson St. and S. College St., on the right when traveling east on W. Gibson St.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pembroke GA 31321, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bryan County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Bryan County (about 300 feet away); Sherman's Right Wing (approx. 8.1 miles away); Old Sunbury Road (approx. 10.1 miles away); Old River Road (approx. 11.6 miles away); Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church (approx. 11.7 miles away); Upper Black Creek Church (approx. 11.7 miles away); Jencks Bridge (approx. 12.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pembroke.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyLandmarksNotable Buildings
 
Old City Jail Marker, S. College St. at right Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 1, 2009
3. Old City Jail Marker, S. College St. at right
Old City Jail , iron cell visible thru window Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, February 1, 2009
4. Old City Jail , iron cell visible thru window
Old City Jail armored door, as mentioned Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2009
5. Old City Jail armored door, as mentioned
 
 
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