Bledsoe County Jail

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Bledsoe County Jail
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Bledsoe County Jail is located in Tennessee
Bledsoe County Jail
Location 128 Frazier St., Pikeville, Tennessee
Coordinates 35°36′23″N 85°11′20″W / 35.60639°N 85.18889°W / 35.60639; -85.18889Coordinates: 35°36′23″N 85°11′20″W / 35.60639°N 85.18889°W / 35.60639; -85.18889
Area less than one acre
NRHP Reference # 08001049[1]
Added to NRHP November 12, 2008

The Bledsoe County Jail is a historic jail in Pikeville, Tennessee.

The original building was a brick building with a stone foundation that was completed in 1851. It had a capacity of five prisoners. Renovations made around 1880 included installation of wooden doors, windows, a stairway, and wood floors. The building was expanded with a new stone exterior in 1937. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, when it was still in active use as Bledsoe County's jail, making it the oldest operating jail in Tennessee. At the time of its National Register listing, it had two stories and held up to nine prisoners.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Four Tennessee Sites Added to National Register of Historic Places" (press release). Tennessee Historical Commission, Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. December 18, 2008.