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Near Brentsville in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brentsville Jail

1822 - 1893

 
 
Brentsville Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 5, 2020
1. Brentsville Jail Marker
Inscription.  This building served as the Prince William County Jail when Brentsville was the county seat. Inmates were housed here awaiting trial in the nearby courthouse. If convicted of a crime, criminals were transferred to the state penitentiary in Richmond to serve out their sentence. After the county seat moved to Manassas, the building was used as a school dormitory, private residence, office space, and now museum.
 
Erected 2018 by Prince William Resolves Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationGovernment & PoliticsLaw EnforcementNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 38° 41.382′ N, 77° 29.981′ W. Marker is near Brentsville, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Bristow Road (Virginia Route 619) 0.2 miles west of Izaak Walton Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12239 Bristow Rd, Bristow VA 20136, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brentsville Courthouse (here, next to this marker); The Public Lot (here, next to this marker); County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre (here, next to this marker); County Jail (here, next to this marker); Brentsville (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Brentsville (within shouting distance of this marker); One-Room School (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brentsville.
 
Brentsville Courthouse and Brentsville Jail markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 5, 2020
2. Brentsville Courthouse and Brentsville Jail markers
National Register of Historic Places plaque nearby image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 5, 2020
3. National Register of Historic Places plaque nearby
Prince William County Historical Commission Plaque nearby image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 5, 2020
4. Prince William County Historical Commission Plaque nearby
Virginia Landmarks Register plaque nearby image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), July 5, 2020
5. Virginia Landmarks Register plaque nearby
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 5, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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