Brooks County Jail
|Location||200 S. Madison St., Quitman, Georgia|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Built by||Remington, Simeon A.|
|MPS||County Jails of Ben Hill, Berrien, Brooks, and Turner Counties TR;Georgia County Courthouses TR|
|NRHP reference No.||82002387|
|Added to NRHP||August 26, 1982|
The jail was built in 1884 by contractor Simeon A. Remington to replace an uninsured wooden 1867 jail which "burned to the ground" on June 17, 1880. It was built to be fireproof and cost $3,870 for the building plus $2,000 for its free-standing two-story steel cells. The jail "was considered 'one of the best in the state,' and housed prisoners until 1980 when it no longer met state fire and criminal justice codes. It was a site of executions.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- Haley Blanchard (1981). "Georgia Architectural and Historic Properties Survey-Inventory: Brooks County Jail". National Park Service. Retrieved January 18, 2017. with seven photos from 1981
- YouTube video about the jail with personal reminisces
- Media related to Old Brooks County Jail at Wikimedia Commons