Old Garrard County Jail

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Garrard County Jail
The Old Garrard County Jail, Lancaster, Kentucky.jpg
The Old Garrard County Jail
Old Garrard County Jail is located in Kentucky
Old Garrard County Jail
Old Garrard County Jail is located in the United States
Old Garrard County Jail
LocationLancaster, Kentucky
Coordinates37°37′6″N 84°34′43″W / 37.61833°N 84.57861°W / 37.61833; -84.57861Coordinates: 37°37′6″N 84°34′43″W / 37.61833°N 84.57861°W / 37.61833; -84.57861
ArchitectMay, Edwin; Goshern, J. S.
Architectural styleItalianate
MPSLancaster MRA
NRHP reference No.84001442 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 26, 1984

The Old Garrard County Jail is a historic Italianate-style building in Lancaster, Kentucky that was added to the United States National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

It is a two-story four bay building. It has been deemed a "Good example of Italianate style."[2]

It was used as the county jail from 1873 to 1986. The building is currently used as a museum known as the Garrard County Jail Museum. Visitors can view the cells, a display commemorating USS Garrard, and local historic and military memorabilia.


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  2. ^ Helen Powell (1983). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Old Garrard County Jail". National Park Service. Retrieved February 19, 2018. With two photos from 1983.

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