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Georgetown in Quitman County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Quitman County’s Old Jail

 
 
Quitman County’s Old Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
1. Quitman County’s Old Jail Marker
Inscription.  The original jail was a wooden structure built in 1859. It was replaced in 1891 with this brick structure which is typical of rural jails built during this period in southeast Alabama and southwest Georgia counties. The commissioners in 1890 - 1891 were: J. E. Harris, Dr. P. M. Bledsoe, J. P. Kimble and W.A. Cumbie. Judge of Superior Court: James H. Guerry; Ordinary M. L. Albritton; Clerk of Court: G. A. Whitaker; Quitman County’s First Sheriff was Sam Guerry.
 
Erected 1980 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 31° 53.157′ N, 85° 6.543′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Georgia, in Quitman County. Marker is on Main Street, 0 miles south of Harrison Street, on the right when traveling south. Main Street is the former U.S. Highway 82. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 Main Street, Georgetown GA 39854, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Quitman County (a few steps from this marker); Georgetown (a few steps from
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this marker); Harrison-Guerry-Brannon-Crawford Family Cemetery (approx. 1.1 miles away); Governors Park (approx. 1.6 miles away in Alabama); Confederate Hospital (approx. 1.6 miles away in Alabama); William Thomas "Tom" Mann / Eufaula, Alabama (approx. 1.9 miles away in Alabama); Central Railroad of Georgia Freight Depot (approx. 1.9 miles away in Alabama); Cotton and Creek Country (approx. 1.9 miles away in Alabama). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
More about this marker. The marker stands at by the Quitman County Courthouse; the old jail is to the rear of the Courthouse.
 
Quitman County’s Old Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
2. Quitman County’s Old Jail Marker
Quitman County’s Old Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 14, 2011
3. Quitman County’s Old Jail Marker
The marker, the Courthouse (the brick building to the left), and the Old Jail.
Quitman County’s Old Jail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By David Seibert, August 13, 2011
4. Quitman County’s Old Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 606 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2011, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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