Barnesville in Lamar County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old Jail Museum and Archives
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Charity & Public Work. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
Location. 33° 3.134′ N, 84° 9.306′ W. Marker is in Barnesville, Georgia, in Lamar County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Thomaston Street and Library Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is mounted over the Old Lamar County Jail front entrance, directly behind the Lamar County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 326 Thomaston Street, Barnesville GA 30204, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lamar County Georgia Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of America's Revolutionary War Soldiers (about 300 feet away); Lamar County (about 300 feet away); Barnesville Blues (about 300 feet away); Lamar County Veterans Memorial (about 400 feet away); Barnesville Presbyterian Church Lamar County (Ga.) 20th Century War Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); Confederate Hospitals (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnesville.
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1. Old Jail Museum.
The Old Jail Museum & Archives is housed in the old Lamar County Jail building. This building, completed in 1938, was a WPA structure. The sheriff and his family lived downstairs and the inmates were housed upstairs in cells. This building was used for inmates until 1992 when a new Detention Center was completed.(Submitted on November 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Barnesville Old Jail Museum & Archives.
Located in the Old Jail behind the Lamar County Courthouse in Barnesville, the Museum is filled with artifacts from the past. Some of the valuable collections and resources on location are abstracts of census records, original newspapers, obituaries, and probate records for the Lamar, Monroe and Pike County areas. The Museum also has many personal histories and photos. The museum keeps a very large data base of genealogical and historical information and adds to it regularly.(Submitted on November 26, 2021, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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