Moultrie in Colquitt County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Old Colquitt County Jail
placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
Location. 31° 10.724′ N, 83° 47.204′ W. Marker is in Moultrie, Georgia, in Colquitt County. Marker is on 1st Avenue Southeast (Georgia Route 37) just east of 1st Street Southeast (Georgia Route 33), on the right when traveling east. Marker is mounted at waist-level, directly on the subject building, just to the left of the north entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 116 1st Avenue Southeast, Moultrie GA 31768, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Friedlander's Department Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Dames of America Centennial Sundial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colquitt County Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Colquitt County Confederate Monument (about 600 feet away); Totem Pole (about Magnolia Tree (about 700 feet away); Colquitt County (about 700 feet away); Georgia Northern Railway Locomotive 105 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moultrie.
Regarding Old Colquitt County Jail. National Register of Historic Places #80001004. Also a contributing property in Moultrie Commercial Historic District, NRHP #94000543. Renovated in the 1990s, it is now home to the Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce.
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1. Old Colquitt County Jail.
Its Gothic Revival style features turrets at the top of each corner, with battlements along the top of the four walls and a tower. Built in 1915, this unique structure has Oriental brick, terrazzo floors and Georgia granite. At the time, the Colquitt County jail was termed "the finest, best architecturally designed jail in Georgia." The jail was known as a step toward modernization in comparison with other jails. When the jail first opened, it had electric lights, steam heat, shower baths, tubs and sanitary toilets. The original gallows are still in place on the third floor.(Submitted on May 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Old Colquitt County Jail
The previous jail was a brick building, the second brick building in Moultrie, that was built in 1892 and was torn down in 1953. This jail, built in 1915 just to the north of the old one, is "among the most impressive buildings in Moultrie and is one of the county's few examples of Gothic Revival architecture."(Submitted on May 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
3. Moultrie Commercial Historic District. (Submitted on May 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 13, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.