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Appomattox Court House in Appomattox County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

County Jail

 
 
County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
1. County Jail Marker
Inscription. The county jail in 1865 stood just beyond this marker. Shortly after the war it burned. The jail across the road replaced it in 1870.
 
Location. 37° 22.655′ N, 78° 47.725′ W. Marker is in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 24, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is located in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park along the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road, which is now a walking path. Marker is in this post office area: Appomattox VA 24522, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clover Hill Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); McLean House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); April 1865 (about 500 feet away); Appomattox Court House (about 600 feet away); The Surrender Ceremony (about 600 feet away); Last Artillery Shots (about 600 feet away); Final Combat (about 600 feet away); Lee and Grant Meet (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Appomattox Court House.
 
Categories. Government
 
County Jail Marker and Foundation of Old Jail image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. County Jail Marker and Foundation of Old Jail
The 1870 Jail image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
3. The 1870 Jail
Built to replace the original jail.
Interior of the 1870 Jail image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
4. Interior of the 1870 Jail
The jail wall included a substantial amount of iron bars in the wall, between the bricks and plaster. This prevented prisoners from chiseling an escape hole.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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