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Villa Rica in Carroll County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Fullerville Jail

1916-1956

 
 
Fullerville Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 19, 2015
1. Fullerville Jail Marker
Inscription. The Fullerville Jail served the city of Fullerville, Ga. from 1916 to 1956. According to former Fullervillions, the cityís first jail was made of wood and burned to the ground. According to former Fullervillions who witnessed the burning of the first jail, the prisoner arrested for public drunkenness set the wooden jail on fire and tried to escape. The prisoner escaped from the fire and was not seriously hurt. Based on a former Fullervillionís age at the time she witnessed the fire, the jail burned sometime in the late 1920ís or early 1930ís. It is estimated that the concrete jail was built immediately after the wooden jail burned making the concrete jail ready to serve prisoners in the early or mid-1930ís. Funds for the concrete jail were being sought from the mayor and city council of Fullerville, Georgia, immediately after the destruction of the wooden jail caused by fire.

The Fullerville community has a proud and rich background made up of hard working people who saw the mills as a step up from the sharecropper labor. Fullerville was granted a charter from the State of Georgia in 1916. Before Fullerville, Georgia was annexed into Villa Rica, Georgia in 1956, Fullerville existed as its own town for 45 years with a bustling industry that included a cotton mill, a hosiery mill, a company store, local eateries, a lumber yard
Fullerville Jail (front) and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 19, 2015
2. Fullerville Jail (front) and Marker
and a casket company.

The PBB Fullerville Jail Committee was founded by Perry Bill Bailey who is a former Fullervillion himself from 1958 until 1969. He and his committee set up fundraisers to preserve this historical Fullerville jail in 2009. The committee was successful in getting the flags and the Fullerville jail recognized for its place of history in this town which was once known as Fullerville, Georgia. Fullerville is now recognized as a community of Villa Rica, Georgia.

” What started off as a dream from a Fullerville child, became a reality”

Perry Bill Bailey, founder and president of the PBB Fullerville Jail committee
Joyce Fain, Director and Vice President
Members of the PBB Fullerville Jail committee
The PBB Fullerville Jail committee would like to give special thanks to Jeff Reese who played a big part in helping the committee to preserve the historical jail and making the Fullerville Trails a reality.

 
Erected by Fullerville Jail Committee.
 
Location. 33° 44.667′ N, 84° 55.633′ W. Marker is in Villa Rica, Georgia, in Carroll County. Marker is on Rockmart Road (Georgia Route 101) 0.2 miles north of North Dogwood Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map
Fullerville Jail (front and right side) and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 19, 2015
3. Fullerville Jail (front and right side) and Marker
. The jail stands about 200 feet east of Rockmart Road. It can be seen from the road with some difficulty. It is behind a small building with a stone brick facade. Marker is in this post office area: Villa Rica GA 30180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas A. Dorsey (approx. 0.8 miles away); Villa Rica's Textile Industry (approx. one mile away); Bank of Villa Rica (approx. one mile away); Villa Rica Explosion (approx. one mile away); Freedom Riders (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Grove (approx. 4.4 miles away); Vansant Brothers (approx. 10.2 miles away); Douglas County (approx. 10.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Villa Rica.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Fullerville Jail (rear) and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 19, 2015
4. Fullerville Jail (rear) and Marker
This small barred window and one of similar size at the front of the jail provide the only ventilation.
Fullerville Jail and Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Seibert, September 19, 2015
5. Fullerville Jail and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 27, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 27, 2017, by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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