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Chambersburg in Franklin County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old Franklin County Jail

 
 
Old Franklin County Jail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
1. Old Franklin County Jail Marker
Inscription. Of Georgian design, this jail was built in 1818 and was in continuous use for 152 years. The third oldest building in the borough, it survived the burning of Chambersburg by Confederate forces during the Civil War.
 
Erected 1975 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.336′ N, 77° 39.54′ W. Marker is in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Second Street and King Street, on the right when traveling south on N. Second Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chambersburg PA 17201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. King Street Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Winters (within shouting distance of this marker); John Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Burning of Chambersburg (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Franklin County (about 700 feet away); The Greatest Sacrifice / Prelude to Gettysburg (about 700 feet away); Underground Railroad Activity in Chambersburg (about 800 feet away); Finding Your Way (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chambersburg.
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Old Franklin County Jail image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
2. Old Franklin County Jail
Historic Landmark image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 18, 2008
3. Historic Landmark
Recognized Historic Landmark by Franklin County Heritage, Inc.
"To help portray Franklin County's heritage to future generations."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,358 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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