Woodstock in Carleton County, New Brunswick — The Atlantic Provinces
Carleton County Gaol / Prison du Comté de Carleton
Maple Street / rue Maple
The jail was built in 1901, with H. H. Mott as architect and R. Maxwell of Saint John as contractor. It was in use until 1993. Three hangings took place in the yard of this jail: George Gee in 1904, Thomas Cammack in 1905, and Benny Swim in 1922. The hanging of Mr. Swim created a scandal as he had to be hanged twice.
Construite en 1901 par M. H.H. Mott, architecte et R. Maxwell, contracteur de St-jean, la prison a été utilisée jusqu'en 1993. Trois pendaisons ont eu lieu dans la cour de cet établissement de détention: George Gee en 1904, Thomas Cammack en 1905 et Benny Swim en 1922. La pendaison de M. Swim créa un scandale puisqu'il a du être pendu a deux reprises.
Erected by New Brunswick's Oldest Town Inc. / La plus ancienne ville du Nouveau Brunswick Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
Location. 46° 9.135′ N, 67° 34.421′ W. Marker is in Woodstock, New Brunswick, in Carleton County. Marker Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 Maple Street, Woodstock, New Brunswick E7M, Canada. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carleton County Court House / Palais je Justice du comté de Carleton (within shouting distance of this marker); 7.7cm Feldkanone (Field Cannon) / Canon de terrain (within shouting distance of this marker); Woodstock Baptist Church / Église Baptiste de Woodstock (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); St. Luke's Anglican Church / Église anglicane St. Luke's (about 90 meters away); 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, RCA (about 90 meters away); L. P. Fisher Library/Bibliothèque L. P. Fisher (about 120 meters away); Saint James United Church / Église unie Saint James (about 150 meters away); Judge Jones House / Maison du Juge Jones (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
Regarding Carleton County Gaol / Prison du Comté de Carleton. Listed on the Canadian National Register: 2006/04/20
Also see . . . Carleton County Jail. Carleton County Jail is designated a Local Historic Place for its value as a Romanesque styled building, its use as a jail from 1901 until 1993 and the local interest as the site of three hangings. The building also has value as a symbol of the development of Woodstock. The construction of the jail was a part of the growth of "the Creek Village" (present day Woodstock). (Submitted on September 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 6, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2. submitted on September 7, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.