Currituck in Currituck County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Currituck County Old Jail
The construction date of the "Old Currituck Jail" remains uncertain. Though there was mention of a jail as early as 1767 when the general assembly passed an act "to empower the Justices of Currituck to build a new prison pillary and stocks," there is no evidence that the present jail dates from this early period.
The jail, believed to have been constructed ca. 1820, is one of the oldest extant jails in North Carolina. The small, three-bay jacobean influenced brick jail is a sturdy two-story, rectangular building laid up in common bond with brick walls thirty-two inches thick. The pedimented gable roof has parapets and a corbelled brick cornice extending along the eaves. Stone lintels surmont the windows and doors.
Remodeling done in the early 1900's
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical date for this entry is December 31, 1767.
Location. 36° 26.99′ N, 76° 0.956′ W. Marker is in Currituck, North Carolina, in Currituck County. Marker is on Courthouse Road (State Highway 1242) near Caratoke Highway (State Highway 168), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Currituck NC 27929, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Currituck County Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Joseph Pilmoor (approx. ¼ mile away); Maple Leaf (approx. 2.6 miles away); Henry M. Shaw (approx. 5.3 miles away); Yeopim (approx. 6.3 miles away); McKnight’s Shipyard (approx. 6.4 miles away); Knotts Island (approx. 6.7 miles away); Indiantown (approx. 7.6 miles away).
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