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Appomattox in Appomattox County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

County Jail

 
 
County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
1. County Jail Marker
Inscription.  The county jail in 1865 stood just beyond this marker. Shortly after the war it burned. The jail across the road replaced it in 1870.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 37° 22.655′ N, 78° 47.725′ W. Marker is in Appomattox, Virginia, in Appomattox County. Marker can be reached from National Park Drive (State Highway 24), on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in Appomattox Court House National Historical Park along the Richmond-Lynchburg Stage Road, which is now a walking path. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 National Park Dr, Appomattox VA 24522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clover Hill Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); The Isbell House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anticipating Freedom (about 500 feet away); McLean House (about 500 feet away); April 1865 (about 500 feet away); Appomattox Court House (about 600 feet away); The Surrender Ceremony
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(about 600 feet away); Last Artillery Shots (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Appomattox.
 
County Jail Marker and Foundation of Old Jail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
2. County Jail Marker and Foundation of Old Jail
The 1870 Jail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
3. The 1870 Jail
Built to replace the original jail.
Interior of the 1870 Jail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, April 18, 2010
4. Interior of the 1870 Jail
The jail wall included a substantial amount of iron bars in the wall, between the bricks and plaster. This prevented prisoners from chiseling an escape hole.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 817 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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