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Fairfax, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Fairfax Jail

Built in late 19th Century

 

— Old Town Fairfax —

 
Old Fairfax Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
1. Old Fairfax Jail Marker
Inscription.  The original “gaol” (1802) burned down in 1884. The Alexandria jail was used until this building was completed. The last jailer, Mr. William F. Lowe, and his family lived in the front quarters of this building until 1954. The structure is of the Italianate architecture.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureLaw Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Virginia, Old Town Fairfax series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1884.
 
Location. 38° 50.78′ N, 77° 18.459′ W. Marker is in Fairfax, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Virginia Route 236) and West Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10459 Main Street, Fairfax VA 22030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairfax Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairfax County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Corcoran (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tribute to The Men of Fairfax County (within shouting
The Old Fairfax Jail image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 14, 2006
2. The Old Fairfax Jail
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distance of this marker); a different marker also named Fairfax Court House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joshua Gunnell House (about 400 feet away); Efe Quality House (about 400 feet away); Ford Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fairfax.
 
Another view of the Old Fairfax Jail image. Click for full size.
March 15, 2008
3. Another view of the Old Fairfax Jail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,603 times since then and 40 times this year. Last updated on March 15, 2008. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on March 15, 2008.

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