Spotsylvania County Jail

Spotsylvania County Jail (HM1VX)

Location: Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Spotsylvania County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 12.042', W 77° 35.337'

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When the Blockhouse Road Courthouse, located 3 miles southwest of here, burned to the ground in 1937, the new Courthouse was built at this intersection of the Fredericksburg and Brock roads on property conveyed from tavern owner, Lewis Rawlings.

? ? ?The Jail was relocated in June of 1839, with the acceptance of the "new Courthouse". Bricks, irons and timbers from the Blockhouse Road jail were used in the construction. That jail, positioned just downgrade from this location, burned in 1853. Salvaged brick was used to erect a wall around two sides of the Courthouse lot.

? ? ?In March 1855 the Virginia Herald reported that the jail contractor and "new" tavern owner, Joseph Sanford, had nearly completed "a top notch public facility for administration of justice in the County" at a cost of approximately $3000.00. It was formally accepted the next year and remained in use as a jail until 1943.

(Caption of picture, lower left): Women At Jail Door, May 6, 1887; Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va.

(Caption of picture, lower right): Spotsylvania Jail, WPA, July 1931, The Library of Virginia
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HM NumberHM1VX
Series This marker is part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series
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Placed BySpotsylvania Preservation Foundation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 4:51pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 273299 N 4231252
Decimal Degrees38.20070000, -77.58895000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 12.042', W 77° 35.337'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 12' 2.52" N, 77° 35' 20.22" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8960 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania VA 22553, US
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