“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Raleigh in Wake County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)

Central Prison

Central Prison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 22, 2014
1. Central Prison Marker
State prison site since 1869. Original buildings completed in 1884. First supt., W.J. Hicks. New facility finished 1983.
Erected 1959 by Division of Archives and History. (Marker Number H 66.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
Location. 35° 46.477′ N, 78° 39.361′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, North Carolina, in Wake County. Marker is at the intersection of Western Boulevard and Hunt Drive, on the right when traveling west on Western Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Western Boulevard, Raleigh NC 27606, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dorothea Dix Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); Saint Mary’s (approx. half a mile away); The Governor Morehead School (approx. half a mile away); Saint Mary’s School (approx. half a mile away); Joel Lane House (approx. half a mile away); “Elmwood” (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Governor Morehead School
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Camp Bryan Grimes (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Raleigh.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 281 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on October 7, 2014, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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