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Salem in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old County Jail

 
 
Old County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
1. Old County Jail Marker
Inscription.  This building was constructed in 1957 to replace the previous brick jail building (and Sheriff's House) built in 1867 and demolished in 1957 on this site. It served as the Salem County Jail until 1994, replaced by a much larger facility in Mannington Twp. Prior to 1867 the jail was prominent on the corner of Broadway and Market Streets (now the front entrance yard of the old county courthouse). The first jail was a log cabin built in 1692, which was succeeded by the first of several stone buildings beginning in 1710.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraLaw Enforcement.
 
Location. 39° 34.349′ N, 75° 27.997′ W. Marker is in Salem, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street (New Jersey Route 45) and Center Drive, on the right when traveling north on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 94 Market St, Salem NJ 08079, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Market House (here, next to this marker); Salem County Clerk and Surrogate's Office (a few steps from this marker); City of Salem Market Street Historic District
Old County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
2. Old County Jail Marker
(a few steps from this marker); John Fenwick (within shouting distance of this marker); 95 Market Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Il Sannito (within shouting distance of this marker); Salem County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Fenwick Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salem.
 
Old County Jail Building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
3. Old County Jail Building
National Register of Historic Places plaque on the building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 26, 2020
4. National Register of Historic Places plaque on the building
This property
is listed in the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 26 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 27, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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