Old Quitman County Jail, 1891, Georgetown

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This structure replaced the community’s first jail, a wooden structure built in 1859. The first sherrif of Quitman County, created in December 1858 from Randolph and Stewart Counties, was Sam Guerry. Commissioners who oversaw the building of this jail were J. E. Harris, Dr. F. M. Bledsoe, J. P. Kimble, and W. A. Cumbie. James H. Guerry was Judge of the Superior Court; M. L. Albritton was Ordinary; and G. A. Whitaker was Clerk of Court.

National Register of Historic Places

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5 responses to “Old Quitman County Jail, 1891, Georgetown

  1. Julia Floyd

    Their is one photo of this old jail posted in the Probated office that was taken before any add on was done. It is hanging on the wall in the Old jail.

  2. phil

    Super old calaboose !!

  3. Hugh Harris West

    The handicap sign adds a special touch to this great photo.

  4. Hugh Harris West

    The handicap sign adds a special touch to the photo.

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